Who can foster? | Who can foster? | Oldham Council

You can foster if you:

  • Are over 21 years old
  • Can provide safe, stable and loving home
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team with the child's own family, social workers, teachers etc
  • Have the time to care for a child or young person
  • Have a spare bedroom for a child or children. If you live in social housing or a private rented property and do not have a spare room at present, you may still be able to foster. Please contact us for more information.

The children and young people who need care range from infants to teenagers.

Like all children they are very much individuals, which is why we need foster carers from all walks of life – including people who are single, in a relationship, married or divorced, have children already or no children at all, employed or unemployed, from any ethnic background and regardless of sexuality. We also welcome enquiries from people living with impairments or long-term conditions.

As long as you are caring, understanding and enjoy children’s company the team wants to hear from you!

(Certain criminal convictions will prevent you from being able to provide foster care).