Children and young people may need to be fostered for a number of reasons, their parents may be unwell, having relationship problems or they may be in prison. Some children will have been neglected or abused.
Fostering is about providing a safe and stable family life for someone else’s child in your own home.
Fostering can be for a short or long period of time. Maybe to provide a short break (respite) for a child or their family.
Fostering can be a challenging but immensely rewarding experience for both carers and cared for children and young people.