Rotherham’s foster carers provide warm, loving, family homes in the heart of the community.
They help our children stay close to the things that matter most, like family, friends and school.
That’s why they’re our local heroes.
In Rotherham, our team of fostering heroes care for approximately 400 children.
Children who come into our care are some of society’s most vulnerable children.
We need foster carers for children aged 10 years and over, and for sibling groups.
We have many more Rotherham children who need a local, loving, fostering family.
If you think you could be a foster carer, and become a local hero too, then we want to hear from you.
If you have an interest in becoming a foster carer, please complete the form below.
Please note: This form is to register your interest only. It is not a form to apply to be a foster carer.
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The South Yorkshire Empower and Protect scheme is an innovation programme run across Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield to help young people aged 13 to 17 who are at risk of, or subject to, child sexual exploitation (CSE).
You can learn, not only from training days, but also from support groups and talking to other foster carers. It's good to meet on training days, meeting other foster carers, other professionals, social workers, people from schools, school nurses. We all learn, we can all learn from each other.
Margaret Willis - Fostering hero
The training and support we get from fostering is good, we have a worker of our own that supports us from the department. We also have support from other foster carers, we've built up our own support network. I'm involved in training of new foster carers as well.
Dot Edwards - Fostering hero
Looking after older children has brought different things into the family, we're out and about collectively a little bit more, spend a lot of time socialising, in the pool, cinemas etc. The fun element, the injection of fun into the family has been there for sure.
Mark and Michelle Kiddy - Fostering heroes
When we first looked into fostering, I was set on having a young child. The more we looked into it, the more we realised we could actually give an opportunity, a better home to an older child. And an older child would actually fit in better with our birth children. It would be more of a family orientated thing.
Tina Vause - Fostering hero
When we first thought about fostering we did have a lot of reservations. We thought you had to be married, have your own house and have your own children. It wasn't until we phoned up, they told us anybody can foster, from all different diverse backgrounds.
Dan Stone - Fostering hero
We were quite shocked to read that due to the shortage of foster carers some, brothers and sisters are separated. We knew that whatever trauma the children had already been through, being separated from brothers and sisters would only add to their trauma even further.
Emma Darby - Fostering hero