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Short term fostering

What is short term fostering?

Short term placements can be short in nature, but often last longer than you may think.

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, while arrangements are made for their future.

A child may require short-term care as a result of a parent becoming ill or because of emergency care proceedings, where longer term plans haven’t yet been made.

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Short-term fostering can turn into long term fostering on occasion. It can also involve higher levels of contact with a child’s birth family than other forms of fostering.  Within Fostering People, most young people placed with us come to us initially on a short term placement.

Every foster child is an individual, that’s why we offer various kinds of fostering placements.

The types of fostering you 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.

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Take your first step to becoming a foster parent today

If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent and would like to learn more, then we’d love to hear from you.

Simply fill in the form below and one of our friendly team will be in touch.

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Frequently asked questions

Does a foster parent get paid for fostering?

Yes, go to our financial calculator to gain an idea about how much you could receive.

Who can apply to become a foster parent?

Fostering is available to anyone over the age of 21 as along as you meet the criteria.

Will I receive any specialist training?

Yes, we believe fostering is a journey – and the more you know, the more you’ll get out of it. That’s why we provide ongoing training opportunities for both our foster carers and our staff. Before you’re approved as a carer, you’ll attend a preparation course designed to get you and your family ready to foster. And once approved, you’ll take part in our comprehensive training programme.

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Call us on 0800 077 8159

Fostering People Limited, Suite D, The Point, Welbeck Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QW