The right foster placement

We work tirelessly to find exactly the right foster placement for every child and every carer.
These are the types of foster care we regularly offer:

Emergency fostering

Emergency foster placements come at short notice when a child needs to be rehoused immediately due to it being unsafe for them to stay where they are.

Short-term foster care

Sometimes short-term foster care is required as an interim measure for children who cannot be cared for at home for a period of time

Long-term foster care

Often the best solution for a child is to remain with a foster family for several years or until they’re ready to take care of themselves which is where longer-term care is provided.

Supported lodgings

This is where carers offer young people aged over 16 the opportunity to learn the skills needed to live independently whilst receiving practical and emotional support. These young people come from a range of different backgrounds including refugees who are displaced from their own countries due to war and violence.

Questions and Concerns

During the fostering assessment process, we’ll talk through any questions or concerns you may have about different types of foster care to ensure that you’re entirely comfortable with the foster placements that are offered to you. We also provide training and support to help you prepare for your new role as a foster carer.

More Resources

If you’d like to find out more about fostering with us, take a look at our guidance on becoming a foster carer, or read our fostering stories to discover what fostering is really like. We also have helpful frequently asked questions page which is packed with helpful information.

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Talk to us and find out more

If you have any further questions about fostering talk to us. You can give us a call on 01-627 5713 or request a call back using the contact form on this page.

Download our brochure

Our brochure is available here for download, where you can learn more about Orchard Fostering

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