Our carers provide many different types of foster care to meet the needs of children across the UK. These include short term or long term, bridging, and parent and child fostering.
It’s interesting that most new foster carers have a clear understanding of the types of fostering they’d like to do. However, their preferences tend to evolve as they become more experienced, as they undertake different types of training, or even as a result of talking with other foster carers. We see foster carers who, when they started out, had preferences for babies and toddlers. Before long, they’re fostering three teenagers and absolutely loving it.