Foster Sheffield's Future
Contact Ruth in the Fostering recruitment team on 01142735075 or email fostering@sheffield.gov.uk
Could you give a Sheffield child like Sophie a loving home?

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 us 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 delivered 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
250+ fostering households in Sheffield
300+ fostering households needed
550+ children looked after by our foster careres in 16/17
0-18 the age of children who need a foster home

Fostering stories

Foster Carer Martin's Story
Foster Carer Betty's Story
Foster Carer Ruth's Story
Foster Carers Carol and Ian's Story

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 - 2019

seeing the difference you can make to a young person's life has been the most rewarding experience of my life. Martin (Sheffield)

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

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