About fostering

About Fostering

What is Fostering?

Sometimes children and young people experience situations where they are unable to live with their birth family. Fostering can offer children and young people a safe and stable environment with trained Foster Carers that can give them the care and support they need.

Children and young people can come into care for a variety of reasons. It may be that a birth parent is unwell, there has been a bereavement, it is not safe for a child or young person to remain at home or for another reason. Whatever the reason, fostering gives children and young people a secure and loving environment where they can grow and develop.

Fostering might be a temporary or a long-term arrangement. This depends on the reasons why the child or young person is in care and the type of placement.