If you do emergency fostering, you will:
This type of fostering is unplanned and usually short notice, for example if a single parent is taken into hospital and there is no one to care for their child. We would decide if longer-term care plans need to be arranged.
If you do respite fostering, you provide short breaks at the weekend or during school holidays, usually for children with special educational needs or disabilities. You would work with the same child or children, giving their families a much-needed rest.
As a short-term foster carer, you would take children into your home on either a planned or an emergency basis. This can range from an overnight stay to several months.
After that, the child will:
Some children and young people need a long-term foster carer.
You would offer planned placements for children and young people for a number of years until they reach 18 or beyond.
Long-term placements mean children know they have a safe and supported family environment to grow up in, while staying in contact with their birth family.
We particularly need:
two-adult foster carer households to care for teenagers.
people with large houses to care for sibling groups of 2–6 children, if necessary with small ones sharing bedrooms
people who can care for teenage parents and their children.
If you want to find out more about fostering, contact us using the form below and we will get in touch with you.
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