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Foster for Calderdale

We offer a wide range of support and benefits including generous financial support and a full council tax exemption.

Explore the benefits

Getting started

When you are ready, take the first step in your fostering journey.

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Can I foster?

People from a variety of backgrounds can become successful foster carers.

Types of fostering

There are different types of fostering which meet the unique needs of each young person.

Payments and allowances

When a child is placed into foster care, the cost of caring for their day to day care is paid to the carers.

The process

It is important that you understand the six stage process you must go through before you can foster.

Useful resources

Here you can find a list of resources from Calderdale Council and other third parties.

CoramBAAf. This is for those concerned with adoption, fostering and childcare.

Calderdale Children's Social Care procedures manual. This has the current procedures, policies, guidance and protocols used by Children's Social Care in Calderdale. There are also links to the Calderdale Safeguarding Children's Board procedures.

The Fostering Network. This is the UK's leading charity for everyone with a personal or professional involvement in fostering.