What do foster carers do?
The foster carers’ role is to provide high quality care for the child or young person in their care. Chrysalis Care strives to transform the lives of children and young people and foster carers work in conjunction with training professionals, therapists, teachers, etc, to provide well-rounded care. All foster carers receive training before becoming approved to foster, which gives them the tools and knowledge to begin their fostering journey and they maintain their skills and knowledge through regular learning and development activities designed to meet National Standards and also the specific needs of the placement. For more information about the training we provide, please click here.
Although not legally employed by the agency, all foster carers are registered with and contracted to a local authority or independent fostering provider on a self employed basis. Fostering is a vocation a career choice and Chrysalis Care foster carers form part of the wider professional social care team. Please browse the Fostering Network for more financial information.
What is fostering?
Fostering is a way of providing safety and stability for children and young people who are unable to live with their parents for a range of reasons.. Fostering gives children and young people a chance to grow and thrive in a nurturing environment with foster carers, who undertake the day to day parenting role for an agreed period of time. Fostering is often used to give temporary care whilst more permanent arrangements are made, with children and young people sometimes returning home once the issues have been resolved. There are many different types of fostering depending on the needs of the child or young person. Some children and young people may stay in foster care long-term, some are adopted and others go onto ‘independent living’ arrangements.
Children and young people who are looked after, come from a range of backgrounds and will display different behaviours depending upon their individual experiences. However, as with any child or young person, children and young people who are looked after need stability, security and the opportunity to develop and thrive as happy and confident people with supportive and skilled foster carers.
Fostering IS NOT the same as adoption and children and young people who are looked after remain the legal responsibility of local authorities and/or their birth family.
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