Fostering is opening your home to provide a safe place for a child or young person in need of understanding, love, care and support. It’s not always easy. The child you’re caring for will often see things very differently from you and may resist your attempts to reach out to them. The challenge of fostering is to keep building those bridges so that you can provide the stable family environment that all children need to feel safe and secure.
The length of time a child will stay with a Foster Carer will depend on their individual circumstances. It could be for just a few nights, or placements can be made until a child reaches the age of 18 and is ready for independence.