Sibling Foster Placements
Keeping brothers and sisters together after being placed in foster care is crucial. This type of fostering focuses on matching sibling groups with foster homes big enough for multiple foster children and foster parents who are capable of meeting the needs of siblings in foster care.
Going into foster care can be hard to adjust to. But imagine having to go it alone without your brothers and sisters around you.
Keeping siblings together
Wherever we can, we try to keep sibling groups together when they go into foster care. We find that children are much more likely to settle and begin progressing well if they are kept with their brothers and sisters, especially if they have a close emotional bond. The fact that they can share the experience and support each other helps to keep these important relationships alive.
Sadly however, it’s not always possible to keep siblings together. This could be because the family group is too large, or there the age difference between them if too big. Sometimes sibling rivalry means it’s safer to keep them apart by living with different foster families. Another reason is a shortage of foster parents with enough room in their house to accommodate two or more children.
Sibling fostering can bring its own complexities, as well as being very rewarding, so we offer all of our foster parents who take on sibling groups specialist training, so that they can support them to the best of their abilities. If you have the space and time to give brothers and sisters a stable family home together, please get in touch with us.
Benefits of working with FCA
24/7 advice service
Excellent ongoing training
Access to your local fostering team
Local support groups
Local social activities and events