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Short term fostering

Short-term foster care is when you foster a child until they can return home or they move to a more permanent placement.  The child will be 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.

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.  You can also foster children with disabilities to give them and their parents or carers a break – which you can do for 1 or 2 weekends per month depending on the time you have available.

Read Dee’s story and find out what it’s really like to be a Short Term Foster Carer.

Can I be a short-term 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.

  • 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.

Information requests

For more information about Short Term fostering with us, just fill in our enquiry form.

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