FFI offers a wide range of fostering services for children and young people of all ages. All fostering placements are 'matched' to ensure a good fit between the needs of children and young people and the skills and experience of foster carers to meet those needs.
Many FFI foster carers have extensive experience and/or training in specialised areas of care, for example, caring for those who have been sexually abused, display challenging behaviour or have disabilities. Needs and placement solutions are carefully and continuously monitored and supported.
All fostering services and placements must be negotiated through the child or young person's HSE area either through an individual placement contract or as part of a wider contract of service provision commissioned by the HSE.
FFI has a specifically designated 'Placements Manager' who is the first point of contact for enquiries about placement choices and 'spot purchasing'. On receiving a referral, the Placements Team will identify any possible match based on the young person's needs and carer vacancies. The Placements Team will keep you up to date as the referral progresses and will endeavour to get back to you within your requested timescales.
Fostering services we offer
We offer the following range of fostering services:
Short Term Placements
Long Term Placements
Parent and Child Placements
Parenting Assessment Placements
Separated Children Seeking Asylum
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