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.
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.