Parent & Child Placements

Parent and child foster placements involve both the child and their parent staying with foster carers.

These may be pre-birth placements, to help the mother prepare for the arrival of her baby. Or they may be a parent who needs some help to learn basic care skills, and how to provide a safe, nurturing environment for their child.

Orange Grove offer training for carers undertaking parent and child placements – this helps foster carers understand the specific needs of both mother and baby when ‘looked after’ together. It also helps to develop an awareness of the situations which require intervention by the carer and when it is important to take a
step back.