Family Fostering Partners uses cookies and analytical tracking in order to improve your experience on our website. Please provide consent for this process by clicking the consent button below. You can opt-out at any time by visiting familyfosteringpartners.co.uk/opt-out.

Types of placement

No two children are the same, which is why there are many different kinds of fostering placement. While you are going through the process of becoming a foster carer, we will help you decide which kind of placement would be the best for you.

Placement options include:

Long Term Placements – where carers provide a stable home for a child right through until adulthood.

Parent and Child Foster Placements – Where parents and their young children/babies live with foster carers to assess and support their parenting skills.

Sibling Placements – where brothers and sisters are placed together to preserve the family unit.

Short Term or Emergency Placements – where carers provide a temporary home for a child when parents are unable to look after them for some reason. Sometimes, children in short term placements move on to be adopted instead of returning to birth parents.

Respite Placements – where carers provide a weekend or short break to parents and/or other foster carers.

 

We're
Buttons & Blue!

Find out why we're
so important

read more Buttons & Blue

Experienced

foster carer?

read more

What's new at

Family Fostering Partners?

Getting Started

Most of our foster parents tell us that they have thought about it for years before making the decision to take a first step towards fostering, and we can truly understand the reasons why families wait so long before deciding they are ready to learn more. There are probably a…

read more

Family Fostering Partners on Rhondda Radio

As part of our aim to increase the number of foster carers across South Wales we are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Rhondda Radio to spread the word about fostering and how to become a foster carer. Our elephant mascot Blue will be on the airwaves…

read more