Sometimes it is difficult but sometimes it's wonderful. It's about laughing, sometimes at yourself! It's about showing a young person that you care no matter what. Fostering. One word. Many definitions.
Children and young people need to be looked after by foster carers for many reasons. Here are a few examples:
That’s the “how long is a piece of string” question! Foster placements can last from days to years, i.e. short term or long term, respite or short break to permanence. Some children and young people may return to their families, others may need long term support which might be through adoption or fostering and being prepared for independence.