Thinking of fostering? Think Cardiff Council!
Fostering is a broad term used to describe a diverse and varied field.
There are many reasons children need to be fostered. From parents being unwell to relationship breakdowns, parents facing custodial sentences to concerns over neglect and abuse.
Just as there are many reasons for children entering into foster care, there are many ways in which people can foster. From respite carers to short term placement providers, long term fostering to supported lodgings: there are many varied ways to foster. This means there will always be a way that fits around you and your families own needs and requirements.
Fostering is about providing a safe and stable family life for someone else’s child/ children in your own home.
Fostering can be for long periods or short term- such as providing respite care for children and their families.
Fostering can be a challenging but immensely rewarding experience for both carers and cared for children and young people.
Foster Carers with Cardiff Council receive payment and ongoing training. Find out more here.