Types of fostering

There are different types of fostering. You should consider what skills and experience you have, as well as what would suit you and your family best.

Bridging placements

Some children and young people need foster care for a short period of time. This can be anything from three to six months - with the aim to help the child return home to their family. 

Bridging placements help children return to their own family or, if this isn't possible, as a foster carer you would help the child come to terms with this decision and prepare them for a move to either an adoptive family or long-term foster home. 

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