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Types of Foster Care

There are various types of foster care placements you may be asked to consider.

When becoming a foster carer, you will become accustomed to the special needs of the children and young people waiting for a placement. Over time, you may then become specialised in certain different types of fostering placement. For example, children with disabilities and behavioural difficulties may need homes with specialist skills, whereas other registered carers may need short-term respite breaks. Children being transitioned from short-term care to permanent families may need an intermediary foster home, and some carers take in babies while others have a great deal of experience with disabled children.

Even if you are specialised in a type of fostering, it’s not guaranteed that you will always be called on for that specific type of foster care. One type of foster care may develop into another type. For example, short-term foster care often begins as emergency fostering when a sudden trauma in families results in children needing immediate placement and time is of the essence.

Different types of fostering UK

The types of foster care placements can be broken down into the following list:

For more information on the different types of foster care or further advice on fostering in general, contact Capstone Foster Care today

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Our team of friendly fostering advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is right for you.

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