Types of fostering

Fostering means looking after children or young people in your own home whilst their birth families are unable to provide care for them. Placement can last anything from a night to several years until the child reaches young adulthood.

Whenever possible, children return to their birth family, but if they are unable to do so other plans are made for them, and we work with the local authority to put those care plans into action.

Many aspects are considered before a child is placed with a foster carer or fostering family, and every effort is made to ensure that the child and a foster carer’s own family are well matched; this includes taking into account cultural and religious considerations.

Can you give a vulnerable young person the experience of family life?

If you think you could offer a stable and safe environment for a child or young person in need, please get in touch.