A guide to fostering

  1. A guide to fostering
  2. Skills and qualities we look for
  3. Short term care
  4. Long term care (You are here)
  5. Support care
  6. Remand care
  7. Short breaks
  8. Day fostering
  9. Our priorities and achievements

Long term care

Sometimes children aren't able to go back and live with their own families, even though they may want to. That's when we look at permanent places for them, including, depending on their age, long-term foster care (a 'forever family') often until adulthood.

It's a big responsibility, but also a fabulous chance to offer a stable, safe and supportive environment where a child will feel loved and cared for. You may need to help the child in your care keep in touch with their family.

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