Parent & Child Fostering

Parent and child foster placements involve both the mother and baby staying with foster carers – sometimes the father too. 

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.

Parent and child fostering offer a warm, homely environment, where new or expectant mothers can feel safe and supported during those early days of parenthood. 

Parent and Child Fostering Training

We 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.

If you’d like to learn more about parent and child fostering, get in touch with our friendly team today.