Types of Fostering

Types of Fostering - Long Term, Short Term & Parent & Child Fostering

Types of Foster Placements

  • Parent & Child Fostering​

    Some parents need support to care for their children so Parent & Child foster placements are set up to help them. Read more>>

  • Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

    Unaccompanied asylum seeking children & refugees (UASC) Read more >>

  • Sibling Fostering

    Helping to ensure that that brothers and sisters are kept together. Read more >>

  • Caring for Children with Complex Needs

    The most challenging but potentially the most rewarding types of fostering. Read more>>

How long will the placements last?

  • Long Term Fostering

    Some children are placed in foster care on a long term basis. This can be from a young age until they are old enough to leave care at the age of 18​.​ Read more>>

  • Short Term Fostering

    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. Read more>>

  • Respite Care

    A planned short term stay to provide a break for carers or family Read more>>

  • Emergency Care

    Unplanned and often at short notice, for a child who needs an immediate placement for a short period of time. Read more>>

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