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Disability

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disability fostering

We have Foster Carers with experience and expertise in caring for children with additional needs including profound disability.

The basis of fostering children with disabilities is the same as every other. Provide a safe, loving home for a young person. With disability fostering that young person might have special educational needs, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, or a variety of physical disabilities.

 

 

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Foster Carers Janet and Joe look after children with additional needs.

As children grow older and want to explore their independence, and the world around them, fostering a young person with a disability can cause unique challenges and questions. Ultimately as Foster Carers, we want to keep them safe above all else, as well as help them grow into self-sufficient, happy, and responsible adults.

Dawn

Foster Carers for 6 years

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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.

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mark and ella's story

A week after my panel approval, I was offered the placement of a 12-year-old girl. She was described as bright but with global learning difficulties. Given my previous experience of teaching teenagers and supporting those with SEN (Special Educational Needs), I thought this would be a challenge I could meet as a ‘newby’.

She turned up on my doorstep, beaming and quite excitable, and gave me a warm hug. We bonded that evening, while laughing over the antics of my cat. G has been with me ever since and has contributed greatly to my family who all admire her resilience and exuberant character.

Due to her astonishing adaptability, with the support of my family, the placement has been going well and I now have her on a permanent basis. She has global learning disability and is emotionally young for her age, but I’ve managed to support her through constant help from Nexus Fostering, her school, and from her local authority social worker. This support has been reinforced through regular meetings, strong communication and good working relationships.

Father, daughter and dog taking selfie in the park

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