Adoption and fostering
Information about adoption including a step-by-step guide to the adoption process, stories from families and answers to questions
Information about fostering including a step-by-step guide to becoming a foster carer, answers to questions, and stories from carers
The scheme helps people over 16 to develop the practical skills and emotional stability they need to live independently and reach their potential.
Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (or 18 if disabled) lives with someone who is not a close relative or person with parental responsibility for 28 days or more
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