Foster Parent and Child:
The parent has had a child removed in the past due to abuse or neglect
Parent’s skills in parenting need to be assessed
The parent needs support and training to develop parenting skills
There are concerns about the self-care of a parent
Potential misuse of drugs and/or alcohol by a parent
Foster carers can provide support and guidance to the foster parent and help them develop parenting skills to address the problems they have or may have experienced in the past.
Foster carers are often asked to contribute to observational reports and provide information about the level of care the young parent is giving to their child. Working with a parent & a child can be very rewarding for foster carers given the different challenges and many positives for both the parent and child.
We work closely with our carers and provide full support for parent & child placements.