In North Lincolnshire, we understand that every individual and circumstance is different which is why we need all different types of foster carers. Our expert team work closely with fostering households to match children and young people based on the individual care plan and carer’s personal skills, experience and recommendation of the type of foster care approved for.
Mainstream Foster Care
From an overnight stay to permanence into adulthood, mainstream foster care is dependant upon the child’s individual needs.
- Long Term
- Providing a home for children and young people until they reach adulthood.
- Short Term
- Providing placement from an overnight stay up to two years.
- Emergency Foster Care
- Some children and young people need foster care on an unplanned basis for a variety of reasons. Foster carers can be specifically approved to fulfil this role to meet the needs of children during an emergency situation.
Short Break Foster Care
Short Break Foster Care welcomes children and young people for a week or long weekend on a regular, planned arrangement or impromptu basis.
Short Breaks + Foster Care – Providing specialist care and support for children and young people with disabilities. This can include day care or a limited number of overnight stays per month.
Parent and Child Foster Care
A specialist foster carer scheme for young parents and their children. Providing advice and guidance on childcare whilst acting as an important role in the parenting assessment.
Connected Persons Foster Care
Wherever possible, children who require alternative care are placed with friends or extended family members.
The supported lodgings scheme is designed to provide a stepping-stone for young people aged 16 to 24, on their route to independence. Space to spare and time to care? Become a Supported Lodgings host in North Lincolnshire. Find out more on our Supported Lodgings page.
A private fostering arrangement is made without the involvement of the local authority by someone other than a parent or ‘connected person’ wishing to care for a child under the age of 16 for 28 days or more. It is imperative that the local authority is informed of these arrangements to ensure a suitable placement and the safety of the young individual.