Long Term Fostering

You could be a Long Term carer with Staffordshire County Council

Long Term Fostering

There are many different types of fostering but it looks like long-term foster caring may suit you.

What is long-term fostering?

It's when you foster a child on a long term basis.  The child will be between 0–18 years of age, and you could foster them for a few years, or usually until they becomes independent.

It’s a brilliant way to really make an impact on a local child and help them to grow up and reach their potential.  A happy and stable home means a child has the basics they need to reach their potential and contribute to their community.

Can I be a long-term foster carer?

Yes!  There’s no ‘typical’ foster carer all sorts of people make great foster carers.

  • You don’t need to have a big house
  • You don’t have to be a parent
  • There are no age barriers
  • You may be married, single, in a civil partnership or living in a settled relationship
  • You can be working or not working

As long as you’re committed to helping a child to realise their potential, you could be what we are looking for and we would love to hear from you.

Information Requests

For more information about Long Term fostering with us, just fill in our enquiry form .

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