Maintenance

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Long-term fostering

Most children and young people who are fostered will return to their birth families.

However, if this is not possible then we must consider the best way for them to have a permanent family.

Long-term fostering is where a child or young person who cannot return home lives with the same foster carer until they are older and are ready to live on their own.

Long-term foster carers are desperately needed for children aged five to 10 years old who are in care.

Short term fostering

Allows foster carers to look after a child or young person for a weekend up to two years stay. The aim of short term fostering is to get the child home to their family as soon as possible.

Short-term carers are desperately needed for children aged 0 to seven years old who are in our care.

Emergency fostering

Emergency fostering provides a child with a place to go immediately, no matter what hour of a day or night, when it is essential to remove a child from a particular situation.

Short-break fostering

Short-break carers look after children for a few days or weeks in order to help them remain at home with their families, or give their usual foster carer a break from caring.

Mother and baby fostering

This kind of fostering provides a home for a young mother and her baby.

One2One fostering

One2One foster placements are therapeutic placements for young people who are usually aged between 10 and 18.

One2One fostering provides a young person with a supportive family where they can build a trusting relationship with a foster carer whilst they receive therapy to help them to overcome traumatic experiences.

The nature of these placements attract higher rates of pay in recognition of your hard work and dedication to One2One care.