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Specialist fostering schemes

Foster care is as varied as the children and young people who need care.


In addition to mainstream fostering, there’s a range of other types of fostering you could provide if you have the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience.

Fostering children with disabilities

Family-based placements are a much-needed and valued resource for children and young people with a range of disabilities and/or health needs.

These are needed across all age ranges, for varying length of times, including permanent placements.

There are two main types of fostering for children with disabilities.

Link Care

This is a way of giving support to the parents and families of children with disabilities.

Link carers open up their homes so that children can meet new people, make new friends, experience different surroundings and grow in confidence.

Link carers provide parents with short break care. These breaks can be for a few days, a weekend or perhaps over the school holidays. They also give the parents of children with disabilities a chance to catch up with their families, have a break from caring and see their children flourish in a secure and safe environment.

To find out more about becoming a foster carer Call Derbyshire on 0800 083 77 44 or fill in an enquiry form.