Team Fostering: Could You Foster? - Types of Fostering: Fostering Teenagers

Fostering Teenagers

Fostering teenagers is a huge part of fostering at Team Fostering. There can be a preconception that children in foster care are babies, toddlers or primary age children; however, there are an increasing number of teenagers taken in to foster care.

Teenagers become part of the care system for the same reasons as younger children; family illness, breakdown or safeguarding concerns including abuse and neglect.

Teenagers in care have often experienced a high number of difficulties in their life, and this can manifest in challenging behaviours and a lack of trust in their caregiver. But for foster carers who persevere with a young person in need of their support, it can be some of the most rewarding work they do, building a teenager’s self-esteem and confidence while giving them the stability they need to further their education and develop healthy friendships and relationships.

Fostering Teenagers:

  • Isn’t something you have to do on your own. There’s a high level of support available including educational and psychological support for teenagers dealing with complex issues.
  • Gives you the opportunity to make a lasting impact on a young person. Many young people in foster care have gone on to successful careers and academic qualifications.

To find out more about Fostering T
eenagers with Team Fostering, leave us your details here, chat to one of our advisors on Live Chat or call us on 0800 292 2003, we'd be happy to answer all of your questions. 


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