Types of Fostering

Types of fostering

Each child is different and therefore needs a different kind of care. You can apply for a number of different of forms of foster care, from the simple to the more complex. Don’t worry, we will help you decide what is best suited to your needs so you are never put in a placement you cannot handle.

Sibling

foster care

Placing each child in a home with as few disruptions as possible is important to making sure they…
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Emergency

foster care

Being an emergency carer is one of the most valued forms of care you can offer. Occasionally a…
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Short-term

foster care

Offering short-term care is an important but temporary solution. You will be asked to provide a safe…
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Long-term

foster care

Long term care offers stability to a child’s life and allows you to witness the great impact you…
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Respite

foster care

We all need a break once in a while. Our respite carers offer relief to foster or birth families…
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Disability

foster care

Not all children are given the same start in life. Some need a little more care and attention to…
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Parent and child

foster care

Sometimes parents need some care too. By caring for both parents and their babies you can help…
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Transitional (Step Down)

foster care

As a transitional foster career will help young people get ready for the move from residential care…
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Inside...

  • Applying to be a foster carer
  • The different kinds of foster care
  • Support for our foster carers
  • Our training and development programmes
  • How fostering affects your finances

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