Our Foster Care Services
We work with a range of Local Authorities and provide care to children from diverse backgrounds and with different needs.
Mainstream foster care
The largest numbers of children fall into this category and include children that may have experienced:
- Abuse or harm
- Rejection from their parents or family
Pride provides care to brothers and sisters who are placed together with foster carers. Carers may require more than one spare room to care for a sibling group. We always try to ensure all sibling groups stay together where possible.
Parent and Child
This type of placement is provided to a mother and/or father, who are often in care themselves, and their child/ren. Foster carers aim to provide support and guidance to the parent(s) and help them develop parenting skills. 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.
Children with Disabilities
Pride has specialist foster carers who have experience and skills in caring for children and young people with physical or learning disabilities and/ or who require specialist medical care and support.
Complex / Intensive Fostering
We have complex placements for children who often display challenging behaviour and who require a high level of support and supervision, often with therapeutic input such as play therapy or child/adolescent psychotherapy.