Guide: Types of fostering

Parent and child fostering

These specialist and experienced carers support and assess those with parenting difficulties and help them learn how to look after their baby.

They work together with the birth parents and a team of staff in order to help to improve parenting skills.

This will enable the birth parents and the child to stay together, and therefore increase the likelihood that the parent and baby can bond in those crucial early months together.

It also allows parents to stay in their local area, offering them stability and consistency in their lives.