What are the types of Fostering?
There are several different types of
Short term and respite
– This type of fostering can be anything from a few days to a
few years, depending on the situation. The child or young person
will be placed with you whilst arrangements are made to return them
home, or to find a long term foster carer or adoptive placement. If
it is respite, this is used to give parents or other foster carers
a break, or to give the child or young person a break from home.
There is a careful matching process and it’s likely to be a
regular, ongoing arrangement.
Long-term and permanence
options – Long-term placements can last until the child is
18, or 21 if the child is in full time education or has
disabilities. These placements ensure stability and can be with
mainstream foster carers, connected persons (also known as Kinship
and usually with family members) Child Arrangement Orders
(previously known as Residence Orders), Special Guardianship Orders
(SGOs) and also adoption, where the child legally
becomes the child of the adoptive parents and the arrangement is
Tier 3 Carers – Tier 3 carers
are specialist carers who look after children and young people who
display challenging behaviours. Tier 3 carers have specific
experience and skills relevant to the role.
Remand care – This is an area
we are developing and full details will be released soon.
All of these types of fostering can be
discussed in more detail. Just give us a call 01234
718718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org