Fostering siblings

Fostering Siblings

At FCA, we try to keep sibling groups together when they go into foster care so we always need foster parents who can care for siblings.

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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.

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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.

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Other types of fostering

From helping a young person with the transition from residential care to providing a foster child with a caring family environment for several years, we have many foster parenting options available.

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Benefits of working with FCA

24/7 advice service

Excellent ongoing training

Access to your local fostering team

Competitive payments

Local support groups

Local social activities and events

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Ready to start fostering a child or young person? Or just want a bit more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you? All you need to do is contact us.

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