Types of fostering

Parent and child fostering

Could you provide support and guidance in a family-based placement in your home for a parent (sometimes parents) and child?

Foster carers play a key role in the assessment of parents and their ability to care for their child, as part of the assessment team. Placements last 12 weeks on average.

You would need to be there for the family on a 24-hour basis and promote good parenting.

Foster carers have said they find parent and child placements challenging, but worthwhile and incredibly rewarding.

I’m here for the parent 24/7. It is different to other types of foster care but we all work as a team to get the best for the child.

Gaynor – foster carer

How to become a foster carer