Monday 24 July 2017
The services use our specialist foster carers who have the skills, experience and commitment to accommodate parent/s and children in a supportive home setting.
These placements offer some distinct advantages over residential placements including consistent support in a family environment, the opportunity for parents to maintain significant links with their local networks, vital for transitions to independent parenting, and continuity of care for the child if the outcome is separation from the parent.
Our specialist carers provide practical parenting skills and support within the boundaries of a family home, enabling emotional support, stability and guidance to parents. Carers selected for these types of placements are rewarded with an enhanced support package including 24-hour telephone support, weekly supervision visits, specialist training and development, and access to professional support groups.
The development of a range of services enables Jay Fostering to be more responsive to particular needs and situations while offering our Local Authority customers and parents more choice. Jay Fostering have a number of experienced, trained carers who have shown special aptitude and skills in this area and are able to offer a range of Parent and Child placements including:
These placements provide a secure and stable base enabling young people to prepare for the birth of their child whilst also learning parenting and independent living skills and understanding their own and their baby’s needs.
Parent and Child Arrangement
Specialist placements with high supervision and recording contributing to the parenting assessment completed by the Local Authority in a supported family environment.