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Fostering in Barnsley

Could you make a difference to a child’s life by  Fostering in Barnsley? We need people to help us take care of vulnerable children and young people.

We need Foster Carers in Barnsley and the surrounding areas to help us take care of vulnerable children in Foster Care. 


In recent years, we have seen an increase in the number of referrals we have received for children and young people requiring fostering in Barnsley and surrounding areas. 

To meet this ever-growing need, we are currently recruiting more Foster Parents in these areas to help us provide stable and secure homes to more children than ever before. 


Provide a Safe and Secure Home for a child in need

Children and young people in care need a safe, loving and secure home, and Fostering can provide this environment to help children realise their full potential.

Anyone can apply to become a Foster Carer as long as they have what it takes to care for children separated from their own families. In order to foster you will need to be have a spare bedroom available, be reasonably fit and healthy and be over 21 years of age.  


When recruiting Foster Carers, we look for applicants who are warm and loving and want to have a positive impact on a child in care’s life. There are many different types of placement, and the needs of each child will be different. 

You can read more information about the types of foster placement here. We would love to hear from people who wish to provide any kind of placement for children in care.


We give our Foster Parents full support throughout their journey

Fostering can be a challenging job but also hugely rewarding. 

At The CFT we pride ourselves on the service we afford to all our Foster Carers and we also provide our Carers with highly competitive payment fees and a generous benefits package to help them take care of the children in their care. 

Foster Carers in and around the Barnsley area are supported by our Yorkshire team, who provide 24 hour out of hours support and ongoing Foster Carer Training, as well as regular meetings and social events to help Carers network with other CFT Carers in their area. Click here to read more about our Yorkshire office and to meet our Staff Team.

We provide our fostering information pack to you with no obligation, so if you have ever thought about Fostering, please do get in touch. By submitting an enquiry to us, our team will issue you with all information you need to know about getting started as a Foster Carer in Barnsley, and talk you more about process of becoming approved as a Carer for us. Simply fill in the information on this page and we will be in touch shortly!

Have a question? We would be more than happy to help. You can contact us on 0300 111 1945 to discuss your questions with us or you can also visit our FAQ’s section for a list of common questions.


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Could you be a Foster Parent?

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The Fostering  Assessment Process

Learn more about the process of becoming a foster carer with The CFT


Our list of common questions about becoming a foster carer, and why you should choose The CFT

Our Charity

Read more about our status as a charitable independent fostering agency