Also known as: Foster Care

Service Description: Fostering is caring for children in your own home, that is not one's own by birth. It is not adoption, but it can mean looking after a child for a week, a month, a year or sometimes even longer. Foster carers are part of a team around the child which includes social workers, health visitors, doctors and teachers all of whom work to the child’s care plan which may include the child moving on to an adoptive placement, or having permanence with their foster carer until they are ready to move on to independent living.

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