Types of fostering


Short-term fostering

Could you provide a safe place for a child, for up to two years?

The children you will be looking after come into care for different reasons. Their parents may be unable to look after them, and there may not be other family members or friends who could do so. They may have suffered abuse or neglect. Their family may be in crisis due to marital breakdown, violence, mental health or drug misuse problems.

Coming into foster care can be a very strange and unsettling experience. You would be welcoming children into your home to be part of your family, helping them to feel safe and secure.

A couple of years or a year of calmness, love and affection can make a big difference to a child’s life.

Jo – foster carer


How to become a foster carer