Fostering siblings

Many of the children who need foster care in Stockport are part of a sibling group. Being in care can be difficult for many children, but having their siblings with them can help them to feel more settled and safe. We try to keep siblings together to maintain their family bond and you can help by becoming a sibling foster carer.

What you can offer

Our foster carers need to have the time and energy to care for sibling groups. Find out more about the general criteria that must be met to become a foster carer.

Support and training

Sibling foster carers have access to the support and training offered to all foster carers.

Payments and allowances

Sibling foster carers can earn up to £431.58 per week for each child. Extra allowances are also paid for holidays, birthdays and festivals.


For more information about fostering siblings, email fosteringstockport@stockport.gov.uk or call 0161 474 3400.