What is Fostering?
You can make a positive and lasting difference to a child’s life.
Why do children need to be fostered?
Fostering is when a child or young person is placed with a foster carer because they are unable to continue living at home with their own family. There are several reasons why a child is taken into care. There may be issues within their family, such as illness or family breakdown. The child may need to be protected from neglect or abuse.
How you can help
Every child has their own distressing experiences and it is the foster carers role to provide them with a safe environment so that they have the best chance of a more positive future.
Such a child may display some challenging behaviours as a result of their experiences. They are likely to feel even more distressed at being separated from their family. We will help you gain a better understanding of why they deal with issues in ways that may seem destructive, so you can recognise the best way to support them.
Being a patient and compassionate foster carer helps the child in your care to understand the difficulties of their past. In doing so, you can make a real difference to their life.