Types of fostering placements

There are different types of fostering to suit all different types of children and families.

Foster carers are not expected to do all typesof fostering, but tend to specialise in one or two types of fostering


Short Term Fostering

provides a home for children on a short-term basis, such as a few days or weeks, until their long-term plan is ready. Children often go back to live with their birth families after a short-term placement, or to live with long-term foster carers.

Long Term Fostering

provides a home for children with the intention of them being there for a number of years, or until the child is able to live independently.

Emergency Fostering

provides a home for children who need a stable environment urgently, any time of the day or night.

Respite Fostering

provides a home for children whilst their long-term foster carers have a short break. This could last anything from a few hours to a few weeks.

Parent & Baby Fostering

provides a nurturing home in which young parents can be taught skills to aid them to care for their baby.

Specialist Disability Fostering

provides a home specifically tailored for children with physical, developmental, sensory or intellectual disabilities.

Remand Fostering

although there is minimal requirement for this, remand carers provide a short-term home in which young offenders, or children awaiting criminal conviction, can live.

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