What do foster carers do ?

Foster carers are volunteers who play a highly valued and important role in our community, caring for children unable to live at home of all ages, backgrounds and family types.

By providing a temporary, stable and nurturing home foster carers can help a child feel safe and secure while they are separated from their parents.

It is important for foster carers to provide emotional support and care for a child's day to day needs and help a child communicate and behave in positive ways.

The length and type of care provided by a foster care depends on the needs of the child and the circumstances of their family.


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Foster carers are supported by one of our caseworkers. Together, the carer and case worker form a caring team to plan for the child's development and monitor progress.