Did you know that FosterTalk works in partnership with over 110 Fostering Service Providers supporting over 17,000 foster families in the UK?
Fostering is a way of providing a nurturing and safe environment for somebody else’s child in your own when they are unable to live with their birth family.
Quality foster care means to nourish, to rear, to promote and to cherish.
When families foster, they need to provide a safe, secure and stable environment so that children and young people can recover from any potential traumas they have experienced. Foster care is about giving children and young people the opportunities to reach their full potential.
There are a variety of reasons that some children and young people cannot remain with their families of origin. For example, if the child or young person is experiencing abuse, their parents are drug or alcohol dependent, there is domestic violence within the family, or there has been a family breakdown or relationship difficulties.
A foster family should give children and young people the opportunity to experience a positive and rewarding family life which enables them to rebuild their trust in adults.
Foster placements are needed for a range of timescales. Sometimes they can last for days, sometimes for months and sometimes for years. About 40% of children and young people return home to live with their own families within six months of living away. However, there are some children and young people that need longer term support. This can be provided through fostering, adoption, kinship placements, special guardianship, residential care or living independently.
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