Fostering in Sefton
We are a Sefton fostering agency and we provide a personalised service to all of our carers, by supporting you through every step of the fostering process. There are many reasons why a child may not be able to live with their birth family, and without the generous care services provided by local people like you, they would have nowhere to go. All of our foster carers work closely with us to ensure that the best decisions for each child are always made. If you are unsure about anything, don’t worry as everyone here at our Sefton foster care agency is on hand to help, whenever you need it.
The personal rewards are huge for everyone involved in fostering. Let’s take a look at what fostering really means and what is involved in the process:
What is Fostering?
Making the decision to become a foster carer is a wonderful choice with many rewards. When a child can no longer stay with his or her family for whatever reason, either temporarily or permanently, they will be placed into care with a foster carer, on the direction of a Family Proceedings Court. When a child becomes the subject of a Care Order, the Local Authority (Council) will become what is referred to as a “Corporate Parent” and they are able to make decisions for the child, just as a birth parent would.
Different Types of Fostering
When a child is placed into foster care, a foster carer may be asked to take care of the child on any of the following terms:
- Emergency or temporary placement
- Short break or respite care
- Long term foster care
Who Can Foster?
If you are interested in fostering in Sefton, you will need to contact us for more information.
Remember that we understand that foster carers can feel a degree of pressure. We will be there to support you through the entire process and all that we ask is that you welcome every child into your family, as you would any other family member.