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parent and child case studies

This type of specialist fostering is usually short term and gives the foster carer an opportunity to guide the young parent into making child centred decisions, putting their children first and keeping them safe.

Nexus Fostering parent and child foster carers receive additional training to prepare for the task ahead. The two case studies below outline what is expected of Nexus foster carers taking on this rewarding role:

Stephanie and Georgia

Foster carer Stephanie cared for a parent and child placement from February 2013. The mother, Georgia, was aged 17 and her son was 3 days old when placed. Georgia was an asylum seeker. She had been living in a mother and baby unit to assess how she was preparing for the birth of her child.

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Christine & Maddie

The referral of a mother Maddie, 21 years, and her two children who were both under 3 years old seemed to indicate risk and serious parenting capacity concerns.

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