Thinking About Fostering

Types of Fostering Placements

There are different types of fostering to suit all different types of young people and fostering families.

Short Term Fostering!

This type of foster carer can provide a home for young people up to one years, until their long-term plan is ready or returned back to family

Short Term Fostering!

This type of foster carer can provide a home for young people up to one years, until their long-term plan is ready or returned back to family

Long Term Fostering!

Long term placements are for foster carer’s who can provide a home for children with the intention of them being there for a number of years, or until the child is able to live independently. This can also be known as permancy.

Long Term Fostering!

Long term placements are for foster carer’s who can provide a home for children with the intention of them being there for a number of years, or until the child is able to live independently. This can also be known as permancy.

Emergency Fostering!

These foster carer’s provides a home for children who need a stable environment urgently, any time of the day or night. This includes taking placements “Out of Hours”.

Emergency Fostering!

These foster carer’s provides a home for children who need a stable environment urgently, any time of the day or night. This includes taking placements “Out of Hours”.

Respite Fostering!

These foster carer’s would be able to look after a young person short term whilst their long-term foster carers have a short break. This could last anything from a few hours to a few weeks dependent on the young person and the carers needs.

Respite Fostering!

These foster carer’s would be able to look after a young person short term whilst their long-term foster carers have a short break. This could last anything from a few hours to a few weeks dependent on the young person and the carers needs.

Parent & Child Fostering!

With parent & child, foster carers provide a nurturing home in which parents can be taught skills to support and aid them to care for their baby. As a foster carer your focus is supporting the mom or dad while they look after their child.

Parent & Child Fostering!

With parent & child, foster carers provide a nurturing home in which parents can be taught skills to support and aid them to care for their baby. As a foster carer your focus is supporting the mom or dad while they look after their child.

Disability Fostering!

Homes for specialist disability fostering are specifically tailored for children with physical, developmental, sensory or intellectual disabilities. Foster carers are trained on how to help the young person and given support throughout the placement.

Disability Fostering!

Homes for specialist disability fostering are specifically tailored for children with physical, developmental, sensory or intellectual disabilities. Foster carers are trained on how to help the young person and given support throughout the placement.

Remand Fostering!

Although there is minimal requirement for this, remand foster carers provide a short-term home in which young offenders, or children awaiting criminal conviction, can live.

Remand Fostering!

Although there is minimal requirement for this, remand foster carers provide a short-term home in which young offenders, or children awaiting criminal conviction, can live.

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