What types of fostering are there?:
Short term fostering:
Placements can be for an overnight stay or up to two years.
Long term fostering:
This is when a child is fostered by you and the expectation is that the child will remain with you until they reach adulthood.
These placements are generally unplanned and occur at very short notice.
Parent and Child Fostering:
Parent and child placements are for mothers and fathers where there are concerns over their ability to parent their child/ren effectively. These placements are usually emergency but can be planned.
Respite provides support for placements and foster carers.
Who needs to be fostered?
- Children aged 0-18*
- Children with physical and learning disabilities
- Children & young people on remand
- Parent & Child placements
- Unaccompanied asylum seekers
*It should be noted, that over 60% of children entering the care system are aged 10 and over. Nurture Fostering are looking to work with carers who are happy to work with children in this age range.