Sometimes it is difficult, but sometimes it’s wonderful. It's about laughing, sometimes at yourself! It's about showing a young person that you care no matter what.
Children and young people need to be looked after by foster carers for many reasons. Here are a few examples:
That’s the “how long is a piece of string” question! Foster placements can last from days to years, i.e. short term or long term or for periods of respite. Some children and young people return to their families, others may need long term support and may be in foster care until such times as they are able to live independently.