Our team of foster carers play an important role in ensuring the children in our care get the support they need. From attending school and health appointments to taking part in extra curricular activities, foster carers look after the children in their care by working with other professionals to an agreed plan. Together, we ensure the best possible support and services are in place to ensure the most successful outcomes.
As a foster carer you may provide lots of different types of care; emergency care over night or just for a few days or over a weekend to give the main foster carer a respite break - or it could be for longer periods, sometimes months or years.
Fostering is very different to adoption because the local authority in which the child lives remains responsible for them as their 'corporate parent'. In many cases, it is also important to maintain links with the child's birth family through regular 'contact' meetings, which foster carers will help facilitate.