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Interested in fostering?

If you would like to know more about fostering for Bolton we would love to hear from you.

Fill out our secure online form

Alternatively telephone our freephone number 0800 107 1564

Our team of specially trained staff will then ask you a few questions to assess your initial suitability. All answers you provide will be treated in strict confidence.

"At last, somewhere I feel safe, I love my new foster home."

Bolton is currently recruiting carers who are able to give a home to a teenager.

We are looking for people who can give a lot of time to a young person - families without younger children are ideal and a teenager would need his or her own room. 

We offer full support and training plus a financial package of up to £500 per week. 

Applicants who are considered suitable to foster teens will be fast-tracked into preparation courses. Contact us on the freephone number below now.

Caring for a child or children who are not your own provides rich rewards for those who do it.  Fostering can involve caring for children for a very short time, such as an overnight stay, to a few days or months or sometimes many years until they grow up.

Fostering provides help and support for children from birth to 18 years, sometimes as single children, sometimes as groups of two or three brothers and sisters (occasionally more), who need to stay together.  We are very keen to recruit foster carers for teenagers.

There are children with special needs who may have physical and learning disabilities and need special care.  Teenage mothers and their babies also need a little extra support at times.

Currently there are over 430 children in Bolton’s care, not all with foster families.  Many will have experienced domestic crises, abuse, illness, addiction or neglect.

We want to ensure that these children have the best possible chance in life and stay in their own home town.

Anyone who has the ability to care and provide commitment to a child or children can foster subject to approval.

External links

Fostering Team

Castle Hill Centre

Castleton Street



Telephone 01204 337480
Fax 01204 337495
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