There are many types of Foster Placements & many ways you can help a vulnerable child through fostering. It is about providing a safe and secure place for them to live whether it is or a few days or for years.
At Elite, we believe anybody can become a foster carer and we welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities. So, if you want to pursue this rewarding career, you only need a spare bedroom and to undergo an assessment and must pass checks.
Emergency foster care
Emergency foster carers are available to offer a foster placement at short notice, 24 hours a day. These placements are made usually with very little preparations. For example; if the lone parent is taken to hospital and there is no one to look after the child or young person. Another example could be if the child’s home environment is unsafe, or if their usual parent/guardian has become unwell. Whether that be physical or mental health issues. Children and young people placed in emergency placements usually move out to a short-term placement or move back to their foster carers, birth families, or extended family members.