Welcome to Safehouses Fostering Agency

Safehouses Fostering Agency is a compact, well established fostering agency based in Denshaw near Oldham, with easy access to Manchester and West Yorkshire.

We are committed to Fostering, and value our Foster Carers greatly.  We offer extensive training and support to ensure that our Foster Carers are always equipped for the Fostering Task.  As a small agency we are able to offer a ‘family approach’ to Fostering and are proud of the working relationships that we have with our Foster Carers.

Safehouses Fostering places teamwork, understanding and communication are at the heart of our organisation.  We work in partnership with our Foster Carers and Local Authority colleagues and will always treat individuals with respect and honesty.

We were inspected by Ofsted in August 2011 receiving ’outstanding’ in all categories  -

A copy of our latest Ofsted report is available for download here.


As a fostering agency we:

  • Provide professional fostering services to Local Authorities and other organisations engaged in the care of children and young people
  • Provide a wide range of packages of Foster Care tailored to the needs of the individual child or young person

  • Recruit Foster Carers who we support and train to a high professional standard

  • Assess potential Foster Carers and present them to our Fostering Panel for approval

  • Provide pre and post approval training for Foster Carers

  • Act as point of referral – matching agency - for Local Authorities seeking placements for Looked After Children.

  • Provide 24 hr support to carers and the children in placement

  • Provide an innovative educational support package with our own Teacher.

We are committed to working in partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes for the children that we are privileged to help support.