Young people are more independent than younger children who are often physically demanding. Your wisdom, experience and knowledge, as well as your ability to listen gives you a lot to offer an older child.
Interim foster carers provide full-time care for children and young people for periods of time lasting a day or two up to two years.
Long-term foster carers provide full-time care for children and young people for longer periods of time. Children are considered for long-term foster care after they have been in an interim placement for longer than two years.
Permanent foster carers provide full-time care to a child or young person usually aged seven years or older until they are 18 years old.
Short break carers provide regular short-term placements to help ease pressures on foster carers and families needing additional support.
Supported lodgings carers provide a secure base and help a young person over 16 who is leaving care to develop life-skills.