Types of fostering

Fostering means looking after children or young people in your own home for either not permanent or permanent placements, or for short breaks, whilst their families are unable to provide care for them.

Whenever possible, children return to their birth family, but if they are unable to do so other plans are made for them, and we work with the local authority to put those care plans into action.

Many aspects are considered before a child is placed with a foster carer or fostering family, and every effort is made to ensure that the child and a foster carer’s own family are well matched; this includes taking into account cultural and religious considerations.

There are several different types of fostering to cover the needs of the many children that require the care and security of a foster carer or family. Below are some of the types of fostering; this list is not exhaustive but outlines the most frequently requested types of foster care.

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