Who Needs Fostering?

Children and young people of all ages and from all backgrounds to come into foster care when they cannot live with their birth parents for a certain period of time.

Foster care allows families the time to sort out their problems through providing the children with a temporary home and supportive family for as long as they need.

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Different Types of Fostering

What is fostering?

Fostering is the act of providing family life for children who are unable to live with their own parents.

It’s common use to provide temporary care for their children while parents get help sorting out problems or to help children through a difficult period in their lives.

Frequently, children will return home following the resolve of the issue that will have driven them into coming into foster care.

Are there different types of fostering?

A few different types of foster care can include:

Emergency – children will need somewhere safe to stay for a few nights.

Short-term –  carers will look after children for a few weeks or months, while plans are put in place for the child’s future.

Short-breaks – children with disabilities or behavioural difficulties can spend a short stay on a pre-planned, regular basis with a new family while their parents or existing foster parents have a short break for themselves.

Long-term and permanent – there are some children/young people who cannot return to their own families who do not want to be adopted. This is more common with older children or those who have continuous contact with their relatives. These children will live with their long-term foster carers until they reach adulthood and are ready to live independently.

Private fostering – parents will make arrangements for the child to stay with someone who isn’t a close relative and has no parental duties, and the child would stay with them for longer than 27 days. The private arrangement does have rules about how the child is cared for and the local authorities will come in and check on the child’s wellbeing.

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Coming soon… Our next fostering drop-ins!

These are the details of events taking place over the next few months. Further details are included below, or you can contact us for more information…

Fostering Drop-ins

Venue: Fostering Drop-in Event – Saltfest Festival, Droitwich
Date: Saturday, 9th September 2017
Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Worcestershire Pride Festival – South Quay, Worcester
Date: Saturday, 23rd September 2017
Time: 12pm-6pm

Venue: Fostering Drop-in Event – The Community Room, Waitrose, Worcester
Date: Saturday, 4th November 2017
Time: 10am-12.30pm

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Sons and Daughters Month

BOUNCY castles and facepainting were enjoyed by children during a celebration for foster carers.

Worcestershire Fostering gave thanks to carers through the Sons and Daughters Month – celebrating the foster family.

Khamala and Ian Randall, from the Bedwardine pub, St John’s, organised the fun day at their monthly foster carers support group which is run on the last Wednesday of the month.

Over 30 families enjoyed the celebrations from Worcester as well as Kidderminster and Malvern.

Mrs Randall said: “We run the support group every month and were asked if we could hold the celebration so we had bouncy castles and facepainting from Scallywags and Funky Faces.

“It was a thank you to the children and foster carers.

“There was a lot of positive feedback, everyone had a good time and it was nice to break the ice with carers who hadn’t been to the group before.

“So we are hoping to see them at our next support group this month.

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“The children loved it.”

Every year in October, fostering services across the UK run events or campaigns to recognise and reward children and young people for the important part they play welcoming fostered children into their families.

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Summer 2015 Fostering Recruitment Activity Calendar

– Josh’s Fun Day – Riverside Meadow (Stourport-On-Severn) DY13 8UJ
18th July 2015, 10:00 – 17:00

– The Kingfisher Centre – Redditch (next to JD Sport)
Wednesday 29th July – 10-5.30pm

– National Play Day Event – The Guildhall – Wednesday 5th August 10am to 1pm

– Pershore Town Hall Fostering Recruitment Drop-in
Saturday – 15th August – 10am – 12.30pm
Come along and speak to a foster carer!!

Events at The Hive, Worcester and Bromsgrove Methodist Centre also coming soon.

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