Short term fostering

Short term fostering

Short term fostering is usually for children and young people who are either in care proceedings or whose parent(s) or care givers are unable to look after them.

It could be for as little as three days, up to weeks, months or possibly up to two years, although sometimes children placed with a foster family on a short-term basis can go on to remain with them long-term.

Short-term placement could involve the foster carer having a high level of contact with the children’s birth family to support their reunification home.

Young children are also placed in short-term foster care while adoption placements are found for them, and the foster carer will be involved with the process of introducing the child to their new family.

You can read a case study from one of our carers to gain an insight into what it is really like to foster.