Become a foster carer with Safehouses

Our foster carers and the local authorities we work with frequently talk about how we go above and beyond for our young people and cared for children. If you live in the Greater Manchester or Oldham area, and are considering a career as a foster carer, Safehouses Fostering can guide you every step of the way.

Am I eligible?

Fostering welcomes people from all walks of life. Find out the basic criteria you’ll need to meet to start you on your journey.

The fostering process

It can take up to six months to complete the application and training to become a foster carer. Find out what’s involved here.

Meet our carers

Hear from some the foster families we work together with, and discover more about their fostering journeys.


If you are new to the world of fostering, we know the amount of information available can be overwhelming. Head to our ‘frequently asked’ page to help break down some of the most common questions we receive about fostering in the Greater Manchester and Oldham areas.

types of fostering

Could you provide a safe, loving home to a child?

Start your fostering career today, get in touch with us to find out how. We would love to hear from you.