Types of fostering

Therapeutic 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.

Short breaks

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.

How to become a foster carer