Specialist Services and Placements

Chrysalis Care Fostering Services

Chrysalis Care Fostering Services

With 20 years of experience providing nurturing and safe foster homes for children and young people, Chrysalis Care is able to respond to a range of placement types, including long term, short term, emergency and placements for children with disabilities, those on remand and parent and child arrangements.  Whatever the placement arrangement, high quality care is provided, with the needs of the child or young person being the central concern.

Read more about placement types here:

Emergency Placements
Breakdowns in placements/ emergency situations can happen very suddenly and are unpredictable. Chrysalis Care eases these situations via family placements with foster carers who understand the trauma children and young people experience in these unfortunate circumstances.  24 hour on call service provision, mean that Chrysalis Care can respond to placement requests any time of the day, any day of the year.

Medium term Placements
Medium term placements are provided in caring families where social workers, parents and the foster carers can contribute to well thought out care plans for a child or young person.

Long term Placements
In some circumstances it may be in the best interest of the child to become integrated into a foster family on a long-term basis. This arrangement can provide continuity and stability for the child or young person and provide the secure base that the child or young person needs. This long-term arrangement is usually consolidated via a permanency panel.

Short Breaks
Short breaks are provided for children living with parents, family members or in residential establishments, such as boarding schools. We can offer regular short breaks to children with disabilities, enabling foster carers to benefit from a break. 

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Specialist Placements

Parents and Children – Offering a parent or both parents support and guidance in caring for their baby or child and the opportunity to develop the necessary foundation for their future lives together.

Remand – Providing a fostering remand placement to young people involved with the criminal justice system, offering them another option to custody or secure accommodation and the opportunity to gain the nurturing they may need to change their chosen pathway.

Children with Disability – We offer fostering placements for children and young people who have various disabilities. We have specialist foster carers who are experienced and medically trained to look after children with severe disabilities and medical conditions.

Staying Put
It is important that young people have the opportunity to leave their fostering family when they are ready, not just when they turn 18 years old. Therefore we offer a ‘Continued Care’ service that affords the young person the choice to stay with their foster carers beyond 18 years old.

For more information about fostering with Chrysalis Care and what you can expect form us, please read the Chrysalis Care Foster Care Charter here.

If you want to take the first step to fostering with Chrysalis Care, please click here to download our Application Form.

Please also see our Internet Search Policy and Ex-Offenders Recruitment Procedure when completing your Application Form.

You can either post your application form to Kings House, 7 Princes Street, Bexleyheath, DA7 4BQ, or email it to: info@chrysaliscare.org

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