Fostering

Fostering

  • About FosteringFostering is a way to provide a safe, secure and caring family environment for children who can't live at home.
  • Who can be a foster carerFoster carers can come from all backgrounds and walks of life. You don't need to have a certain income or live in a big house.
  • Types of foster careThere are a lot of reasons why families aren't able to look after their children and lots of different types of foster care.
  • Fostering support and paymentsWe offer professional training, along with practical, emotional and financial support to help our foster carers develop.
  • Steps to become a foster carerIt takes around 6-9 months to become a foster carer and it all starts with a call or email to our Rutland Foster Care team.
  • Enquire about fosteringIf you'd like to know more about fostering then we'd love to hear from you and don't expect any kind of commitment straight away.
  • Private FosteringIf you have agreed to look after someone's child you may be in a private fostering arrangement and need to tell us.
  • AdoptionAdoption is a lifelong commitment to provide a permanent family for a child or children in care.
  • Caring for Children Looked AfterA child who is being looked after by their local council is known as a child in care (CIC) or a Looked After Child (LAC).