Foster Carer Meaning | What’s Involved in Fostering a Child

What is Fostering?

To foster is to provide care, support and a loving home to a child or young person who is unable to live with their birth family.

There are various reasons why a child comes into care. These are normally due to the child’s early childhood experiences many of the young people at Kibble have experienced trauma in their short lives and being welcomed into a supportive family home can be life-changing for them.

As well as having a safe, loving home, children in foster care at Kibble will also be supported by a friendly team to ensure they get the highest standard of care. As many of the children have experienced trauma, this can sometimes mean the child may need some additional support and guidance. Our team are available round the clock to support both the young person and the foster carer. The young people will also gain therapeutic support from Kibble to help them manage the difficulties they have faced in the past. If it’s in their best interests, we encourage the children and young people to maintain links with their family including brothers and sisters.