Short term foster care is for children and young people whose care plan is uncertain. The child may be placed with you following removal from the family home due to concerns, or due to the birth parents unavailability due to illness.
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Long term foster care is for children and young people who will not be returning to birth family. Long term care requires a commitment from the foster carer to provide care for as long as is needed. This may be up to the age of 18 years, and even beyond under the new staying put arrangement designed to help young people move on to independence when they are ready.
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Providing foster care to children and young people with disabilities is something that we specialise in here at TACT. As a disability carer, you’ll be offering specialist care to children with complex needs which can include physical disabilities, medical conditions or learning difficulties. Caring for a child with a disability can be hugely rewarding as you give the child the opportunity to reach their full potential.
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Across the UK a large percentage of the young people needing foster placements are teenagers and there is a huge demand for foster carers to provide safe, stable homes for them.
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