Guide: Types of fostering

There are a number of different types of fostering arrangements to meet the different needs of children and young people who are unable to live with their birth families, from respite care and temporary fostering, to specialist schemes helping those with challenging behaviour or looking after young people on remand.

A brief summary of the types of care can be found in this section, but our team of fostering experts will work with you to help you decide what type of fostering may be best for you, your family and your lifestyle.