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What is foster care

Fostering happens when a child goes to live with a foster carer because they cannot live with their own family at a particular point in time.

Whatever the reasons for this, it’s a difficult time for them, so they need a stable home and plenty of support, care and understanding.

It could be for just a few days, a few months, or even longer. That’s why there are different types of fostering to match the different needs of children with the different things that carers can offer.

Types of foster care

The types of foster care we offer at Foster with Staffordshire range from short break to long-term care, as well as more specialised types of foster care such as Disability short break fostering.

The type of fostering we provide varies from child to child, depending on the needs of each individual child or young person.

Here’s some ideas of what you can do.