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Information for Young People

The fostering team are here to help you, your family and your carer

 

The fostering team will:

  • Make sure you get the best possible care
  • Help you make a complaint if you feel you need to
  • Make sure that your foster carer is the right person to foster you and support you
  • Train carers so they can do their best for you
  • Have information on how you can be supported
  • Make sure that staff are qualified and are experienced for their job, and that they receive training to provide you with a good service.

 

Children with parents

Your Foster Family

Your foster family will look after you while you are staying in their home. With your social worker they will make sure you have regular contact with your family and your friends.

 

Your foster family will look after your health and make sure things are ok for you at school.

 

They will make sure that you are kept safe from harm, and will be able to attend meetings with your social worker.

Social Worker Information

Your social worker will visit you, about once every six weeks, to see how you are getting on in your foster home and to answer any of your questions.

 

 

Social Worker Information

Types of Foster Care

There are a number of different types of foster care including Long Term, Short Term and Respite.

 

 

Types of Foster Care

Foster Care Information

Foster care is when you are placed with just one carer or couple, who can offer you full-time, day to day care when it is no longer possible for you to live at home with your birth parents.

 

Foster Care Information 

Make a Complaint

If you are unhappy and have a complaint that cannot be sorted out by your carer or social worker, you can contact the Children’s Complaints Officer.

 

Make a Complaint