Guide: Types of fostering
Devon Young People’s Accommodation Service (DYPAS)
These carers provide a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for vulnerable young people of 16+ who need to develop independent living skills so they can work towards ‘going it alone’ as young adults.
Some of the young people have not experienced a positive family environment, and struggle to form meaningful relationships – making it hard to face the outside world. Therefore they need a firm base in a carefully matched family home.
A place where they can first find their feet, then learn how to succeed and become responsible and productive members of society in their own right.