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fostering

taking care of children & young people

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an introduction to fostering

Information on what foster care is and and why you're needed!
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  • Foster care is needed to give vulnerable children and young people a safe, caring home environment whilst they’re unable to live with their birth family.
  • Becoming a Foster Carer is important to enable these children to grow and flourish into independent, well-rounded adults.
types of fostering

what is fostering?

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There are very different reasons for children needing foster care. Children may come into care temporarily due to a family problem or illness, or long-term due to experience of physical or emotional abuse, neglect and domestic violence. Whatever the reason the child has come in to care, they need to be provided with a nurturing adult (Foster Carer) and a safe place to call home.

Some children return to their family homes, some are transitioned to adoption and some stay with their Foster Carers until they are an adult.

fostering statistics

from the fostering network:

57,380

children

were living with foster families in England on March 31st 2020

44,500

fostering families

live in England

thousands

more foster carers

are needed in England every year

57,380

children

were living with foster families in England on March 31st 2020

44,500

fostering families

live in England

thousands

more foster carers

are needed in England every year

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we’ve been officially rated ofsted outstanding on 3 consecutive occasions!

The complex needs of children and young people are well understood by the Foster Carers and agency staff, who plan effectively to significantly reduce the risks.

more on our rating

ready to talk about fostering

Fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch to give you more information on fostering.
You’ll be able to ask any questions you have in an open and friendly chat!

We look forward to hearing from you!

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0800 389 0143

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