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