Types of Fostering - Short Term, Emergency, Therapeutic & Remand Fostering
Short Term Foster Placements
Short term placements provide a temporary home for a child or young person. This could be until they return to their birth family or leave care or move on to long term fostering or adoption.
Emergency Foster Placements
Children can be taken out of their family home in an emergency. Sometimes little is known about the child/situation, but foster care is provided to look after the young person.
Therapeutic Foster Placements
Therapeutic placements can be long term or short term. Carers have more training and a more comprehensive tool set to deal with more challenging behaviours.
Remand Foster Placements
Remand is an alternative to police custody. It is a specialised type of fostering and it aims to get young people out of a police environment where they are given the space to think differently.