As a foster carer, during your fostering training, you are immediately prepared for the prospect of the fostering placement ending. The main part of your role as a foster parent is to facilitate a safe, secure environment for a foster child to thrive in – but, in most cases, the main goal is to reunite the foster child with their birth family. However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that saying goodbye to a foster child or foster baby can be a difficult experience – especially if the child or young person has built attachments and connections with the foster family.
That’s why we’ve put together this useful guide highlighting tips for coping when foster placements end. Firstly, it’s important to understand the reasons why fostering placements may end:
Some of the top tips for coping when saying goodbye to a foster child include:
Saying goodbye to a foster baby or foster child is likely to be a difficult experience – which is why Capstone offer fostering support 24-hours a day. We’re here to support you on every step of the journey. Find out more information about how to cope when placements end by getting in touch with us today.