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Task Centred fostering

Short term fostering is where you are working towards a goal within a set time period. You could be preparing a child to return to their own family, to an adoptive family or long term foster carers or helping older children to get ready for living independently. The task can often change whilst the child or young person is living with you. 

They will be aged between 0–18 years old, and you could foster them for a few days, a few weeks or months, in fact up to 2 years. If you have your own children we normally place children with you who are younger than your own as we find that this works best with family dynamics.

It’s a brilliant way to work with families and give them the support they need so that the child can either return home, move into long term fostering or become adopted.  

Read Cathy's story and find out what it’s really like to be a Task Centred Foster Carer.

Can I be a Task Centred foster carer?

Yes! There’s no ‘typical’ foster carer and all sorts of people make great foster carers. You can be from any ethnic or religious background because children of all ages and backgrounds need your help.

  • You don’t need to have a big house but you do need to have a spare bedroom.

  • You don’t have to be a parent.

  • There are no age barriers.

  • You may be married, single, in a civil partnership or living in a settled relationship.

  • You can be working or not working.

As long as you’re committed to helping a child to realise their potential, you could be what we are looking for and we would love to hear from you.

Ready to take the next step OR just want a bit more information?

Enquire online now or call 0800 169 2061

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