Different types of agreements
There are different ways in which you can foster:
Providing children somewhere safe to stay for a few nights.
Looking after children for a few weeks or months, while plans are made for their future.
Respite/short break fostering
This is when you provide disabled children or children with special needs or behavioural difficulties a short stay on a pre-planned, regular basis, allowing their parents or usual foster carers to have a short break for themselves.
This is fostering children who cannot return to their own families and it is not possible for them to be adopted, they are likely to be placed with long-term foster carers. You will foster these children until they are ready to live independently.