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Short-Term Fostering

What is short-term fostering?

Short-term fostering is our most common type of placement and is for children and young people who need temporary care.

This could be because their parents are ill or unable to cope, or the child may be going through care proceedings or waiting to be adopted.

What’s involved?

Short-term fostering involves caring for a child or young person for a few days, weeks, months or even years while arrangements are made for their future.

It often involves higher levels of contact with the child’s birth family than other forms of fostering, and you may be expected to support a child through a care assessment or introduce them to their new adoptive family.

How will you support me?

Over the past 15 years we’ve supported over 1,500 successful short-term fostering placements. Along the way, we’ve built an unrivalled package of training and support so that you can foster with the confidence that, whatever you face, we’re always here for you.

Many of our carers are approved to offer short-term placements. If you’d like to find out more, please call us on 0141 646 4805 or fill in our online enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you.


How can we help?

If you would like some more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you all you need to do is contact us.

Send me a brochure

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Phone us

Call us on 0141 646 4805 (lines open Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm)

Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we’re here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

Outside of these hours please call 0800 434 6000Freephone lines open Mon to Thurs – 5pm to 8pm.

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