You can make a big difference to a child’s life

Working with children will be one of the most rewarding things you ever do. If you could give a child a stable place to call home get in touch now.

Become a foster carer with Sheffield City Council and you’ll be helping to keep Sheffield children in Sheffield homes. We have a generous package for our carers that includes excellent support and training which is all held locally in Sheffield.

Or call 0114 273 5075

Can I foster? Yes, if you…

  • are over 21
  • have experience of caring for children
  • rent or own a home with a spare room
  • are single, married, divorced or living with a partner
  • are working, not working or retired

Who needs foster care?

  • children aged 0 to 18
  • siblings
  • teenage parents with children
  • children with additional needs
  • children needing weekend and holiday care

Our pay and support package

  • weekly payments plus money for special occasions
  • mileage allowance
  • local training and support activities
  • your own social worker
  • foster carer mentors
  • psychological support services
  • 24-hour support
  • support groups for you and your family
  • online forum
  • social activities
  • recognition for your experience and commitment

Information events

This is the first step in your fostering journey. Come along to find out more, meet foster carers and ask any questions. Please click on the date to let us know you’re coming.

Information Evenings

Drop-in Events

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We need foster carers for Sheffield children of all ages who, for whatever reason, need someone else to look after them. This can be anything from a regular overnight stay to giving a child a permanent home, or something in between.

We’ll support you every step of the way to help you make a real difference to children who need it most.

If you’re considering becoming a foster carer, please get in touch. 

Or call 0114 273 5075