all about parent and child fostering
The sooner a child experiences good parenting and a stable environment, the greater their potential, this is why we offer Parent and Child (P&C) placements. The parents we work with in these types of placement may not been parented well themselves, and so don’t have experience to base their own parenting on.
These placements used to be referred to as Mother and Baby fostering placements and happen when a concern has been identified by the Local Authority in relation to the parenting, or home environment the child is in.
The parent(s) then come to stay with our foster carers where the carers can observe, teach, and guide the parent. Foster carers provide their observations to social services to inform their decision-making process.
It is all about helping to find out what is best for a family, so you could be helping a dad and baby, mum and older child, or even mum, dad and baby!