Types of Fostering

Types of fostering

There is not only one way to provide foster care. Each child requires care and support in their own individual way which is why there are many different forms of foster care from the simple to the more complex. We will help guide you to the form of care most suited to you.


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Sometimes a child is in need of emergency care so we need some carers to be flexible and able to…
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Short-term care can be for one night, a week or a few months. You would provide a child with…
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Long term care offers stability to a child’s life and enables you and the child to build a strong…
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Disability foster care provides children with learning difficulties who are in need of extra care…
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Young people going through court proceedings need a home that offers stability and advice throughout…
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Here you will help young people get ready for the move from residential care to a foster family…
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Want to know more?



  • 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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