Fostering a child with disabilities is a rewarding vocation and viable career change for people who can provide love, care and attention to vulnerable children. When you foster with us, you will become part of a supportive community experienced in the care of children with additional needs including physical disabilities, learning difficulties, complex medical needs, sensory impairments and autism.
Unfortunately, children with disabilities who end up in care are more likely to have experiences of abuse or neglect than their non-disabled peers. In fact, research has found that disabled children are four times more likely to experience abuse or neglect than non-disabled children.
For this reason, we need families with the availability to foster long term, or to provide short term or respite care to come forward in order to continue to safeguard and promote the best outcomes. For example, research has found that children with disabilities who are placed in long-term foster care are more likely to achieve educational qualifications and have better employment outcomes as adults than those who experience multiple foster care placements or enter residential care.
We have the expertise to support families caring for children with complex needs
Our team has extensive experience in supporting disability foster carers and their families. When you foster with Fostering Together, you also benefit from our established network of specialists and experts. Together we strive to provide the best possible support to our foster carers in their important role caring for children with the most complex of needs.