Parent and Child (P&C) fostering allows a parent (or parents) to learn to care for their baby in a stable and nurturing home.
Parent and child placements are short term arrangements, where Foster Carers help and guide a parent to care for their baby or young child. As a parent and child Foster Carer, you could be looking after a young teenage mum, showing her how to care for her new baby, an older parent with learning issues who just needs a gentle guiding hand, or teaching a young couple to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their new family.
With P&C Fostering, Foster Carers give vulnerable parents the skills they need to care for their child themselves, thus breaking the cycle of neglect and potential future involvement with social services. It is unlike other types of fostering as you’ll be teaching the parent, as they will be responsible for the baby or child’s care.
You’ll be fully trained and supported to share and transfer your skills and experience with vulnerable young parents. Whoever arrives at your home, your skills, experience, practical support and ability to take a step back and to observe will be used to the fullest.
If you’ve ever wanted to help a young family to stay together and thrive, this is your golden opportunity!