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How long do looked after children stay for?

This depends on what type of foster care is appropriate for you and your family.


Short Term Foster Care

Short term foster care can range from a one night stay to a period of several months while the local authority assesses what the best next steps are for the child’s future care. Short term foster care is the ideal solution for children in our care who need a temporary place to stay before returning to their families into longer-term fostering or adoption.


Long Term Foster Care

If children are not able to go back to their own families for an extended period of time, long-term fostering offers children a more stable home, often lasting until they are 18 and older. Home match stability is key for the development of many looked after children and can be equally rewarding for the fostering family.



Learn more about fostering in Rotherham

If you have any questions about fostering in Rotherham, book a call back with a member of our experienced team at a time that suits you. All our call backs are confidential.




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