Fostering schemes

Types of fostering

Short-term placement:

This is when foster carers look after a child for short periods that can range from 2 weeks to 2 years. These placements usually occur whilst the local authority is working with the birth family to help a child return home, or identify a long term placement for the child.

Long-term placement:

If a child or young person is unable to return to their birth family, a long term placement is put in place with a foster carer to look after the child until they are 18 years old.

Parent and Child Fostering:

Parent and Child foster carers have a parent and child/children living with them in their home, generally for a structured 12 week period. These carers support and assess vulnerable parents and help them learn how to look after their child safely. You can find out more and see a short information video about the scheme here.

We also have schemes such as specialist teenage fostering and supported lodgings. 

Tell us if you want to know more when you get in touch. You can email [email protected] or complete the enquiry form (stating the name of the scheme) and we will be in touch. .

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