We know there are many myths about who can foster. You can foster as a family or on your own, as long as you are aged 21 years or over, and have the time, space and skills to support a child, fostering could be for you.

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Like the children in our care, our foster carers come from all ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds.

There is no such thing as a typical carer. We need a diverse range of foster carers, with different life experiences, to meet the diverse needs of the children in our care.

You don’t have to have children of your own; you can be working, retired, or on benefits and it doesn’t matter whether you own or rent your home.

We need people who can listen to a child, keep them safe, and support them to develop.

To foster for Doncaster you need:

  • to be aged 21 or over 
  • have a spare bedroom a child can call their own
  • have your own home or with a secure rental agreement
  • be in general good health
  • be available for a child whenever they need you
  • able to take a child to and from school to health appointments and to meet their family

Don’t worry if you don’t think you are not a ‘traditional’ foster carer. If you can provide a child with a safe, supportive and stable home then you are the person we are looking for.

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Start your fostering journey today...

Take the first steps towards fostering by registering your interest:

Register your interest

Call our fostering team on 01302 737 789 or email FosterFor@doncaster.gov.uk We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. 

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