Fostering Service Placements

Fusion Fostering is registered with Ofsted to look after children and young people between the ages of 0 – 18 years old. There is a national shortage of foster carer’s for children between the ages of 10 to 15 years old and at Fusion Fostering we aim to recruit and offer services that meet the demands of the Local Authorities.

At Fusion Fostering we pride ourselves in identifying the closest match when children and young people are referred to us to be placed in our foster care.

The different types of placements needed are:

Teenagers
Most of these children will have had difficulties at home. They come from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds

Sibling Group
There are times where siblings should be kept together

Parent and Child
Offer a home to a baby or young child together with its parent to offer guidance and help of becoming a parent. This is usually for a period for between 12-24 weeks and often requires foster carer’s to assess the level of the child’s parents parenting skills. WE have an experienced supervising social worker that is able to carry out parent & child assessments on behalf of the Local Authority.

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Young People
Young people who are deemed to be unaccompanied asylum seekers where their residency status within the UK is yet to be determined.

Solo Placements
Involve constant supervision and support of a child or young person with considerable needs, which would preclude the placement of another foster child. This placement can be of an emergency, short term or long term duration.

Emergency
When children are placed on the same day and need somewhere safe to stay.

Long-term
Not all children who need to permanently live away from their birth family want to be adopted, so instead they go into long-term foster care until they are adults.

Short-term
When carer’s look after children for a few weeks or months, while plans are made for the child’s future.

Respite
Temporary care for a child or young person. This can be a child internally or externally placed, either to support a foster carer or parent.