Fostering is flexible and can be worked around your availability and lifestyle. Here are the different types of fostering we provide:
In this role you will care for a child full time in your home but the length of stay can vary depending on the circumstances of the child’s family and plans made about the child’s long-term care. This could be anything from an overnight stay to a period of several months. Some children return home to their family while others may move to long-term foster carers or become adopted.
Sometimes a child cannot return home and adoption is not possible. As a long-term foster carer you will provide children with a loving and stable home, nurturing their development and preparing them for independence when they turn 18.
This is when you look after a child at weekends, or set holidays, to give birth parents or other foster carers a break from providing full-time care.
Short breaks for children with disabilities usually take place at the carers home. These can mean a tea-time visit after school or a full weekend at the carers’ home.