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Types of fostering

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Every foster child is an individual. That’s why Fostering People offer various kinds of fostering placements for children and young people, which have been designed around their needs.

The types of fostering you can offer will depend on your personal preferences and circumstances, but many of our foster parents are approved to offer more than one type of placement. We offer specialised training, so you can fully support a child or young person, in your chosen fostering placement.

The different types of foster care placements we provide to children:

Short term fostering

Short term fostering involves caring for a child or young person on a temporary basis for a few days, weeks, months or even a couple of years

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Long term fostering

Long term fostering or permanence fostering as it is called in Scotland involves looking after a child or young person on a permanent basis until they reach adulthood and are ready to live independently.

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Emergency fostering

Emergency fostering

For a variety of reasons, children can need foster care in an emergency, where there is no time for introductions prior to a child coming to live with a foster family.

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Fostering siblings

We are committed to keeping siblings together wherever possible. Can you provide a home for two or more brothers or sisters?

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Fostering teenagers

Fostering teenagers can be much easier and a lot more fun, than you may think.

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Parent and child

For different reasons a mother and baby may need assistance and support from foster parents.

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Sanctuary seeking fostering

Sanctuary seeking fostering involves caring for a young asylum seeker, who has been separated from their family and is either alone in the UK or with their siblings.

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Step down fostering

Step down fostering is a specialist placements enable young people to make the transition from living in institutional settings, such as a children’s home, to a family environment.

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What is respite foster care?

Respite fostering

Respite fostering is looking after a young person whilst the regular fostering family take a break.

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