We are an independent fostering agency who are passionate about ensuring positive outcomes for children and young people.
Fostering Solutions is one of the leading independent fostering agencies in the UK. We pride ourselves on the high quality care offered by our excellent foster carers and the outstanding support provided from our staff team. The work our carers and staff do every day helps children and young people to enjoy a safe and secure home where they are given the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy their childhood.
Our first foster carers began working with us over ten years ago and many of the original team are still with us. We have been delighted that so many other dedicated individuals, couples and families have joined us along the way to make Fostering Solutions the outstanding agency it is today.
Today, Fostering Solutions is one of the largest independent fostering agencies in the UK, yet our core values remain the same; to provide high quality foster care to ensure positive outcomes for children and young people.
Fostering allows children and young people, who are unable to live with their parents, the chance to thrive in a secure and supportive home. Fostering is challenging and takes time, commitment and patience.
The children and young people placed with foster carers are from a diverse range of backgrounds and will display different behaviour depending upon their various experiences.
Many children and young people have been faced with much uncertainty throughout their lives so far and others have been neglected or abused.
All children and young people are different, just like adults, making it difficult to define a “typical child”. However, what you can expect is, as with any child or young person, the need for security, stability and the chance to develop and thrive.
Types of fostering
You can become a foster carer and look after children in one or more of the following ways:
This is with little warning with the duration of the placement(s) undecided.
Short term foster carers provide temporary placements for children and young people until plans for their future are confirmed. This can be anything for a couple of days, to a couple of years.
Short break care is designed to support children within their own families or the foster families with whom they are living. This can be anything from an overnight stay to a couple of weeks.
These placements are for the longer term placements, where adoption is not an option, and the foster carer cares for a child/young person up to and into adult independence as a member of their family.
This is a commitment to care for a child throughout their childhood and into their adult life.