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Placement Types

Placement Types

There are many types of fostering, so you’re able to find something that suits your family dynamic, skills and personality. Evolve will match the relevant child or young person through one of the following placement types.


Long-term

When children need to live with a family on a more permanent basis, you can provide a long-term placement. Long-term fostering benefits a child greatly, by giving them stability and the opportunity to settle so they are able to form positive relationships and attachments. For children and young people, it creates a sense of belonging and security. Unlike adoption, the children remain the legal responsibility of the local authority, and fostering allowances continue to support the fantastic care of the foster parent.

Short-term

These placements provide a temporary home for a child or young person, lasting anything from a few weeks to a few years. Short term foster placements give foster parents the opportunity to support a child or young person. They provide the child with the secure and caring environment they need, whilst professionals, families and the child have an opportunity to work together to decide on their future.

Respite

Really short-term placements are put in place to offer their permanent carers a break. By introducing respite foster parents into a child or young person’s life it gives the chance for new experiences on a short-term basis, whilst providing a safe environment. Respite care is generally over a short period of time, or one or two weeks if required. It can be on some weekends or a few days throughout the year like in the school holidays.

Parent and Child

This placement, also known as mother and baby fostering, gives young people the best opportunity to develop their parenting skills in a natural and nurturing environment. It is when a parent, which could be a mother or a father, and their own child come to stay in a foster carer’s home for extra support. The mother or father can be any age and, if they are under 18, they may be a looked after child themselves.

Emergency Fostering

There will be occasions when a child or young person needs somewhere to stay at a moment’s notice, this is called emergency fostering. These placements could be due to a number of reasons, including unanticipated occurrences or events such as violence in the child’s or young person’s home, parent taken to hospital with a sudden illness, death of a parent or an accident or there is a safeguarding issue.

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