What is short-term foster care?
Short-term foster care is where you will provide a vulnerable child or young person with a safe environment to stay until a more permanent placement can be found or they are able to return to their family. This type of placement can vary in length from one night, a few weeks or even months depending on the circumstances.
Calon Cymru will support you throughout your placement and assign you with a Supervising Social Worker. This will help you to focus on the child whilst they are in your care.
Short-term placements can also become long-term placements, if that is what is best for everyone.
Deciding on the type of fostering that suits you best is a difficult decision. You might suit a placement where you look after a child or young person more permanently than short-term foster care. See our long-term foster care page for more information. Or, go back to see if their is another type of fostering suited to you.
If you want any further information, or think you could help bridge the gap for a vulnerable child, speak to our friendly team on 029 2081 1173 or enquire today.