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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.

 

Emergency Fostering:

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: 

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.