what is fostering

What is Fostering?

Foster care is about giving children and young people the opportunities to reach their full potential.

Fostering is a way of providing safe and nurturing environment for children and young people when they are unable to live with their birth family. There may be a variety of reasons why a child or young person cannot live with their own parents, such as family breakdown, ill health or relationship problems.

It is often used to provide temporary care while parents get help sorting out problems or to help children or young people through a difficult period in their lives.