Just as there is no typical foster carer, so there is no typical foster child. However, the vast majority of children and young people who need foster care have become “looked after” for care and protection reasons. They may have experienced neglect or abuse in various forms within their own families and may have witnessed domestic abuse and/or lived with parents who have drug or alcohol issues.
In particular, we urgently need foster carers who can provide a home for:
- Children over the age of 10 years old;
- Sibling groups so we can keep brothers and sisters together;
- Children who need permanent care because they cannot return home to their birth families.