Emergency fostering is the most immediate type of foster care, and requires an urgent response from local authorities, fostering agencies and foster carers.
Sometimes children enter into care suddenly to protect them from danger, disruption or homelessness and emergency foster carers are required to be flexible, resilient and prepared for the unexpected.
Emergency fostering can be a very short-term form of fostering, which can last from just a few days while a longer-term arrangement is made, right up to years if it is in the interest of the young person. It offers foster carers an opportunity to help make vulnerable, often scared, children feel safe, comfortable and supported in the time the children are with them. You may need to support a child to maintain their usual routine; supporting them to attend school, activities or medical appointments in the short time they are with you.
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