What is fostering?
Fostering is a way of providing family life for someone else’s child in your own home when they are unable to live with their birth family. Fostering is the preferred type of placement for a child or young person in the Irish care system.
Foster carers play a vital role in providing a safe, secure and stable fostering environment for children and young people in care – making a lasting difference through encouraging positive and brighter futures.
There are many different types of foster care placements. Fostering can be short term or long term, lasting for days, months or years. Many children return home to their birth families, but others may receive long term support, either through continued fostering, Residential Care, or by being helped to live independently.
Fostering with a non–statutory fostering agency
Non-statutory fostering agencies, like Fostering First Ireland (FFI), are private fostering companies working in partnership with the HSE to place children and young people into fostering families registered to them.
FFI's approach to fostering is based on providing an extended support infrastructure to deliver a range of therapeutic fostering support services to our foster carers. We strive to achieve outstanding outcomes.
We also provide comprehensive and ongoing training in foster care.
Interested in fostering? Enquire today
If you're interested in fostering or need more fostering information then call us on 1850 211593 or enquire online today.
Shortage Of Carers
Foster carers needed for older children & young people - FFI needs more foster carers for children and young people aged 10-18 across Ireland...
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