Types of Fostering

Types of fostering

There are a number of different kinds of foster care that you can apply for, from the more mainstream to looking after siblings and children with more complex needs. We’re here to advise and support you and help you choose the care you are most suited for.

Sibling

foster care

We want to do everything possible to keep siblings together as they tend to settle and progress…
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Emergency

foster care

If you are an emergency foster carer, it’s all about being flexible as placements can come up at…
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Short-term

foster care

As a temporary foster carer, you’ll provide a safe a place to stay until a more permanent solution…
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Long-term

foster care

You would provide much needed stability, and have a huge impact on the development and outcomes of a…
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Respite

foster care

You’ll provide an invaluable service to foster or birth families when they feel they need a break,…
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Disability

foster care

Highly specialised and rewarding, as a disability foster carer you will offer children and young…
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Remand

foster care

As a remand foster carer, your support and encouragement can make a real difference by providing a…
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Parent and child

foster care

By caring for both parents and their babies, you’ll help to keep families together, and equip them…
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Step-down

foster care

You can help young people prepare for the move from residential care into a foster family…
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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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