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Becoming a foster carer
Anyone can apply to be a foster carer, so long as they have the qualities needed to look after children who cannot live with their parents. There is no maximum age limit for being a foster carer.

You can be a foster carer…

whether you have your own [...]

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How Do You Build An Attachment With A Baby?

For some parents, building attachment with their babies comes naturally. They instinctively know what to do and how to bond with their babies from birth. For other parents, the process of building an attachment with a baby is a learning experience. Not surprisingly, since for many individuals these days, their baby is very likely one [...]

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Keeping children in touch

Children in foster care generally stay for a limited period until they either go home to their parents or move on to independent living or adoption or permanency. While they are with foster carers, they usually remain in contact with their parents and visits home or to a contact centre are arranged on a regular [...]

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Helping Children Move On

Most fostering requires carers to look after children and young people temporarily until they move on. There are various avenues that can be taken after a child comes into the care system : they can return to their parents or extended families, they can reach the age when they become independent and move to their [...]

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Foster Care as a Career

Looking after a child is one of the most important and rewarding experiences in many people’s lives, and devoting some of your time to fostering a child can be hugely beneficial to all concerned. There are many reasons why people decide to foster children, allowing young people to enjoy a safe and secure environment to [...]

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