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Tag: long-term foster care

Long-term foster care and contact

30 October 2021

Contact with the birth family for children in long-term foster care As a foster parent, you open your life and your home to the care and support of a vulnerable child or young person. Just like a birth, step or adoptive parent, a foster parent creates a safe and nurturing family home for children to settle, grow and…

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What is a care order?

Care orders and joining a foster family Before a foster family can welcome a vulnerable child or young person (anyone under 18-years-old) into their lives, several processes will have taken place to ensure that the foster home is the best place for that individual at that point in time. The…

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What is a looked after child?

Children who are looked after - words matter as much as actions When you start researching information on becoming a foster parent, chances are you’ll quickly come across the term “looked after” in reference to children or young people in care. Whilst the home nations have some nuanced differences in…

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