About permanent fostering

Information on permanent (long-term) fostering for families

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Permanent fostering is when a child stays long term in their foster family, until they reach adulthood and are ready to live independently.

Be My Parent features the profiles of children who need permanent fostering or adoption.

Lots of different families from all kinds of backgrounds can be permanent (also called long-term) foster carers.

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Read on to find out more!

Permanent fostering – the basics

Find a fostering service and get started

Assessment and approval

Legislation, allowances and fees

Becoming a permanent foster parent

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Last updated: 01 May 15

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