Types of Fostering
As part of your assessment we will discuss with you in detail the types of fostering best suited to you.
It might be, for example, that you are particularly interested in preparing young people for independence, or perhaps you are better suited to a younger sibling group. We will explore all the options with you and agree the best way forward.
Once you are approved as a foster carer and you’ve gained some experience you may wish to consider some of our specialist areas of fostering.
ABC has an excellent training and support package for ‘parent and child’ fostering, for example. As the name suggests, this is when a parent, usually a mother, lives with her baby in a foster home. The foster carer has a key role in assessing whether the baby should remain with the parent in the future.
This is a fascinating and challenging type of fostering, but one that you can only take on once you’ve received specialist training. We’ll discuss other example of specialist fostering once you’re up and running as a foster carer.