Fostering in Barnsley

Fostering in Barnsley

Are you interested in fostering in Barnsley? We're an Ofsted 'Outstanding' fostering agency supporting foster parents across Barnsley and surrounding areas.

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Interested in fostering in Barnsley?

There are more than 300 children living in foster care in Barnsley, who desperately need the love and support of a foster parent to help build them a brighter future. 

Many of these children will have suffered from abuse or neglect before coming into care, others may have experienced bereavement or a family crisis and are in need of a foster home to help them through a difficult stage of their life.

At Orange Grove, we’re committed to nurturing the relationships we build with our foster parents and children, so we can support you to make an extraordinary difference in a child's life.

While our local offices are based in Leeds and Doncaster, we have dedicated social workers who work closely with our Barnsley foster parents, so you'll receive all the support you will ever need. Alongside excellent support, you'll receive a generous payments and benefits package, ongoing training, regular events for the family, and lots more.

So whether you’re looking to take your first steps in fostering, or you’re an experienced foster parent in search of a more fulfilling experience, we'd love to welcome you onto our fostering team.

Start your fostering journey


By phone

One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your fostering queries.

0800 369 8513


By phone

One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your fostering queries.

0800 369 8513

Your local office

2b Sidings Court
White Rose Way

Why foster in Barnsley with Orange Grove?

Barnsley fostering allowances

You’ll receive a generous fostering allowance while a child is in your care, designed to recognise your professionalism and commitment. We also offer other benefits, such as allowances for birthdays and religious festivals, as well as two weeks of paid respite.

Plus you'll have access to our rewards platform where you can find hundreds of discounts to some of your favourite shops, restaurants and family experiences.

Fostering allowance

When I first came to stay with Jolene, she literally saved me. She helped me through it to where I am now."

Shauna, Care Leaver

How do I become a foster parent in Barnsley

How do I become a foster parent in Barnsley?

There are six key steps to become a foster parent in Barnsley and the process takes around 4-6 months;

  1. Initial enquiry
  2. Home visit
  3. Application to foster
  4. Fostering assessment - includes a number of social work visits, background checks and references and preparatory training
  5. Panel and approval
  6. Welcoming your first child

Start your journey today!

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Whether you’re ready to start your journey or just want to chat to an expert, we're here to talk.

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