Here is our new fostering film “Childhood” which looks at some of the challenges children and young people face before they come into care.   Every child deserves a childhood and to have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams.   Our looked after children need someone who can provide for them and who will offer love, nurture, and stability.  Could you do this?  Enquire with us today to find out more.

Bury Council is part of a new collaborative partnership between all 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester, all working together to recruit foster carers who can provide a loving and safe home to children in care in Greater Manchester, increasing and enhancing placements for children and young people locally.

For the first time, anyone considering fostering in our region will now benefit from a united, single support hub, which is backed by the Department for Education.
Local councils across Greater Manchester are joining forces to grow the number of fostering households that can make a difference to the vulnerable children and young people in need in our communities.


You will continue to be supported by our experienced fostering team at Bury Council throughout your application, but our wider Greater Manchester community and Hub officers are also here to offer additional support and guidance throughout your fostering journey. Everyone is on-hand to support you from the initial application process and beyond. We are a fostering community for Greater Manchester and you’ll be supported by other teams within Bury Council. 
To find out more or start your fostering journey today, head over to the Foster for Greater Manchester website  or call on 0300 303 0321.

We need more Foster Carers within the local area to help children remain living in Bury close by to their community, school, friends and family.

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We provide different types of fostering to meet the needs of individual children. This includes short- and long-term fostering, supported lodgings, and family and friend carers.

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We also support applications for Special guardianship orders, whereby foster carers can take parental responsibility to a child until they are grown up.



Although carers are not entitled to claim child benefits or tax credits, they will receive fostering allowances and fees to cover maintenance and special occasions.

Covering all aspects of foster care

Contact us today to request an information pack and find out about the different options available.

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About us

Foster with Bury Council provides foster care services for local children throughout Bury, Greater Manchester, and the surrounding areas. Committed to offering the highest quality of service possible, we are currently recruiting foster carers for all ranges and we are also keen to hear from approved carers interested in transferring to Bury. We hope that every foster carer will find fostering a rewarding experience. Get in touch today to learn more.

Foster with Bury Council

Help us offer safe, secure and loving homes to children who are in foster care in your community. We offer an extensive training programme throughout the year to support our carers in their professional development. Being part of the Local Authority, our Fostering Carers have access to a range of multi-agency support including Education, Health, CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services). We offer good financial remuneration including annual allowances of birthday, holiday and festival payments. Our aim is to place all looked after children in Bury with our Foster Carers to enable children to remain living within the community they are familiar with, close by to school, friends and family. We also welcome enquiries from existing approved Foster Carers who would like to consider transferring to Bury to care for local children and have access to regular placements.