If you have at least one spare bedroom in your home and wish to make a difference to a child’s life, you might want to know more about how to become a foster carer in Thurrock.
Becoming a foster parent in Thurrock
There are several different types of foster care, including emergency, short-term and long term care.
Emergency foster care is when a child needs a foster placement with little notice, perhaps on the same day. These placements generally last anywhere between one night and two weeks, although sometimes they can develop into more long-term placements.
Short-term fostering is when a foster carer looks after a child for a period of anywhere from a few days to around six months. This may be because their parent or guardian is unable to care for them for a period of time, for example due to ill health, but the children will eventually be returning to their care.
In the case of long term fostering, there is no possibility that the child will return to his or her birth family, and the child will stay with a foster parent until they reach independence.
Why UK Fostering?
UK Fostering always has the best interests of the child at heart. From 24/7 social worker support to legal and educational advice, every aspect is taken care of by us. If you are an individual looking to become a foster carer or would just like to find out some more information, get in touch with us and speak to one of our staff members who will be happy to guide you.