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What is fostering?
Foster carers look after children or young people who cannot live with their own families. This could be due to reasons that include illness, relationship breakdown or concerns about their welfare. Foster carers provide children and young people with a safe and nurturing family environment, caring for them as though they were their own children.
In March 2017 (latest figures) there were 52,005 children in England living with foster families. In Slough we have a fantastic team of foster carers but we always have a need for more! These pages give you information about fostering and, hopefully, you’ll be inspired to get in touch with us.
There are different types of foster care. Some foster carers may look after a child for a few nights or weeks. Other foster carers may look after children and young people until they reach adulthood.
Watch our short video and see the Q&As below:
Could you foster for Slough Children’s Services Trust?
Why become a foster carer?
What is the role of the foster carer?
Who can be a foster carer?
What are the different types of fostering?
Can I foster?
You can learn more by reading real-life case studies of the people we work with here.
Or watch what some of our existing carers have to say:
What it’s like to foster for Slough Children’s Services Trust