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Foster Care

Foster Care provides a safe family environment for children who cannot, for lots of different reasons, live with their own families. Fostering is often used to provide temporary care while parents get help sorting out problems. Foster care can also support children or young people through difficult periods in their lives.

Children will often return home to their families once issues are sorted out. Other children may stay in longer-term foster care, may go on to be adopted or, when they are ready, may move on to live independently.

Within foster care, you will find roles such as:

  • Fostering manager
  • Foster carer

Roles within Foster Care

Below are some of the roles that are available within the Foster Care sector.

Foster Carer

As a Foster Carer you’ll look after children or young people who are unable to live in their own family home and provide them with practical and emotional support in a safe and secure environment.

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Fostering Services Manager

As a Fostering Services Manager, you’ll be responsible for overseeing a high-quality service that can provide security and stability to children who are living away from their family home.

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