Types of fostering
Special placement scheme
Our special placement scheme is well-established. It provides therapeutic care for children within a family environment. The foster carers on this scheme work as part of a small team. They work closely with the therapists and consultants.
They care for some of our most traumatised and troubled children. Being a foster carer on the special placement scheme is a full-time job. It requires absolute dedication.
To apply to be on this scheme it is beneficial to have experience of fostering. Also experience of working in a therapeutic way with very troubled children.
Some part-time foster carers offer short breaks. This is usually at weekends and during school holidays for the children on the scheme. Read about Respite, bridging and emergency fostering.