For many children who are in care, a foster family is a lifeline, providing them with love and stability that they may not have experienced before. However, foster in london is not without its challenges. A recent case in London involving a council, which ‘let down’ a young boy by failing to find him a new placement before his previous arrangement came to a chaotic end, has highlighted the importance of finding foster carers who will be committed to their placements for as long as possible.
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The good news is that you can become a foster carer in london if you meet the requirements. You do not need to own your home, although you must have a spare bedroom, and you can be single, married, or living with other people. You must also be over the age of 30 and pass a rigorous assessment to ensure that you can provide a safe, loving environment for children.
There are many reasons why a child might need to be placed in foster care – from abuse and neglect, through to the sudden illness of a parent or a refugee who has come to the UK seeking asylum. Placements can be short-term or longer, and last for days, weeks, months or years.
Some children have special needs, such as learning disabilities, or physical or behavioural difficulties. These require specialist training, and only foster carers who have completed this will be considered for these types of placements.