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The focus is on keeping young families together, where a parent and child stay with you at a time when they need extra support.
Often referred to as 'P&C' fostering, parent and child fostering is where a parent lives alongside their child within a foster family.
Often a young person lacks a stable home and parenting structure. These parents require support in understanding what it means to be a caregiver for a child. Often, the child will be a newborn baby.
By placing a baby or child, along with one or both parents, in a foster home they can learn to cope with parenthood within a safe, nurturing, and secure environment.
Foster carers are needed to share their knowledge, help the parent learn about caring for a young child and become more confident in their role as a parent.
As a parent and child foster carer, you will form part of a multi-disciplinary team that will include social workers, health professionals (such as midwives and health visitors), and any other professional involved in the parent and child’s life.
Some key requirements of a parent and child foster carer:
If you'd like to know more about becoming a parent and child foster carer you can download our handy guide to P&C fostering below plus some carer insights below. You can also contact us at any time for an informal chat about this type of fostering, or any of our other placement types.
Cath and Karen share some of their insights into their lives as parent and child foster carers.Foster Carer Q&A – Parent & child fostering
This type of fostering could range from a single night placement to a couple of nights while more permanent arrangements are made.
Sometimes it is in the best interest of the child or young person to spend some time away from their families or full-time foster carers
Our therapeutic led care placements are built on intense training, which empowers the foster carer to feel confident when dealing with the most complex types of foster care.
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