There are many types of fostering available to suit the skills and circumstances of different carers. These will each carry their own responsibilities.

Many of these types of fostering are available for different lengths of time. These are:

  • Short term - up to two years
  • Long term - two years and above
  • Respite care - shorter periods, often during weekends and school holidays, when you will look after a child while their existing foster carer is unavailable