An outstanding place to foster
Taking the time to look into fostering is a first step towards a rewarding challenge for some people. Thank you for making that first step to help make a difference to a child’s life.
Fostering involves looking after children or young people in your own home while their own family is unable to do so. Some children may return to their birth families or other family members. Some may move on to a permanent home through adoption. Others may remain in foster care until they are ready to live independently.
People interested in becoming foster carers will be treated fairly, without prejudice and with respect at all times. Prospective foster carers are considered in terms of their capacity to look after children in a safe and responsible way that meets the child’s development needs.
There are several different types of fostering:
- Short term foster care
- Long term foster care
- Short break care
- Butterflies care for children with a disability
- Parent and child placement
- Private fostering
We believe that family care is the best provision of alternative care for most children or young people who become looked after. We recognise the crucial role foster carers have in making a difference to a child’s life.
See what our foster carers have to say about fostering in North Lincolnshire.
If you would like further information or want to discuss any issue or questions you have please contact us. We will be happy to help.
Fostering and adoption information drop-in sessions
Are you interested in fostering or adoption? We are holding a number of information drop-in sessions throughout 2018. It is a great opportunity to find out about fostering and adoption.
All sessions will be held at the Learning Development Centre, Enderby Road, Scunthorpe between 5.30pm and 8pm. Visit the news and events page for a list of dates.