What is Fostering
Fostering is one of a number of care options that offers children a home when they are unable to live with their birth family. Fostering offers the children a safe and caring family while they are unable to live with their own, and provides an opportunity for other professionals to work with the birth family to help resolve their issues. Fostering is usually for a limited period- where it be for a week, a month, a year or more.
Foster parents provide more than just a home for their foster children. They provide children and young people with love, support, and a nurturing environment. This may entail taking a young child and providing them with a loving home until they reach the age of 18. In other cases, it may entail providing them with respite care for a set period of time, such as while their primary foster carer is on holiday or needs additional support.
The young people we assist have frequently had traumatic childhoods and are often older teenagers with multiple needs. These are frequently the children who require the most assistance.
Our young people are at the centre of everything we do. We provide our Foster Carers with all of the resources they require to improve the lives of these children. We are always on the lookout for new foster parents, especially for children and older teenagers. Carers for disabled children, sibling groups, and parent-child placements are also needed.
Fostering a child for a few days or several years can be extremely rewarding.
Please make an enquiry or request a call back by visiting our WellCare contact page.