Short Term Fostering #waystocare

04 September 2018

We’re celebrating the different types of fostering this September, highlighting some of the #waystocare with Team Fostering.

This week we’re celebrating Short Term Fostering!


What is it?

Short Term Fostering is needed when a Local Authority Care Plan identifies that a child or young person needs to be looked after short term, rather than until they reach independence at 18. There is no time limit set for short term fostering placements, as they will continue for as long as is needed. When arranging Short Term Fostering Placements we work hard to ensure that children or young people placed with your family are well-suited, and you receive an abundance of support from our agency. You can read more about our support package by clicking here.

In some cases, if it is identified that the foster carer/s and the child or young person are suitably matched, and both parties are happy with the decision, the fostering may become a long term fostering placement. If this were to happen there would be an assessment to ensure the change to long term was appropriate.


Are there eligibility criteria for becoming a Short Term Foster Carer?

To become a Short Term Foster Carer with Team Fostering it is essential that you are over 21, have a spare room, and are able to drive with access to a car.

At Team Fostering we take pride in recruiting foster carers from all walks of life. Our foster carers have different backgrounds and life experiences and there is no ‘model foster carer’.

We welcome all enquiries and do not discriminate against anyone because of their age, race, gender or sexual orientation. There are basic criteria that foster carers should meet (click here for further information), however we do take time to consider all circumstances, and our team are always happy to discuss eligibility concerns and solutions with those interested in joining us.


How can I apply?

If you’re interested in becoming a Short Term Foster Carer, you can send an enquiry to us in one of the following 3 ways: