Types of fostering

Who can be a foster carer?

Here are some of the most common types of foster care for which we are always looking to recruit.

Whatever level of fostering you choose to provide, you will receive professional and financial support to enable you to provide the highest standards of care.

Permanent fostering

If it is not possible for a child to return to their own family, he or she may need a permanent foster care placement until they are ready to make the transition to adult life.

Sibling groups

Often sibling groups of two or more children are taken into care and where possible we want to allow brothers and sisters to stay together. We are therefore always looking for foster carers who could care for sibling groups of two or more children.

Short breaks

This is care when a foster carer helps a family cope with the wide ranging demands of a child with learning or physical disability by providing care on an occasional or regular basis perhaps for a day, overnight, weekend or longer.

Parent and child placements

These placements involve a parent and child living together in a foster carer’s home. It may be that the parent is young and needs the opportunity to develop their parenting skills in a natural, nurturing family environment. These specialist placements can help young parents develop their confidence to take on the responsibility of caring for their children and offer young families the best chance of staying together.


If you are interested in finding out more, contact us today or call us on 01902 551133.