Emergency Foster Care

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Emergency Foster Care Explained

Emergency care is as it suggests, sometimes we need to act quickly to make sure a child is safe, secure and protected. So, carers need to be on stand-by during evenings and weekends to look after a child.

You will not have a chance to meet the child beforehand but you will be given information about them when being asked by your supervising social worker if you can give them a safe short stay home. Emergency care lasts typically a number of days to a couple of weeks before they are moved onto a short-term placement with a foster carer, or a family member.

Sometimes we need to act quickly to make sure a child is safe, secure and protected.

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Could You Help?

An emergency foster carer provide truly remarkable support, because children who need such urgent help are often extremely vulnerable and distressed. It is a great way to develop your ability and skills, because the role can be varied and you can help a lot of children.

It is a great way to develop your ability and skills, because the role can be varied and you can help a lot of children.

We’ll need you to look after children from all backgrounds and circumstances. If you think you have the availability and are potentially interested in this type of care please contact us today to find out more.

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