Parent & Child Fostering

June 25, 2015 by  

Can you help a family stay together?

Warwickshire Fostering Service is keen to find new parent and child assessment foster carer placements. Parents, particularly young mothers, who are unable to meet their child’s most basic needs and protect them, sometimes need a nurturing family environment where they can be supported in looking after their baby or young child.

Parent and child foster placements may help a family to stay together and provide a positive alternative to residential care, which can be expensive and isolating. Potential foster carers provide both practical and emotional support to help the parent to develop the skills required to meet their own and their child’s needs. Once the parent has successfully completed an assessment within their fostering placement, they are then supported to live independently with their child.

People who have had some childcare experience or have raised children of their own would be ideal foster carers for a parent and child due to the life skills involved in this type of fostering. Full training and support is given to foster carers, who are matched to one or more of the different foster care schemes, depending on what suits their lifestyles and commitments. Carers are paid an allowance which reflects the real cost of looking after a child.

The Parent and Child Assessment Arrangement project is currently looking to recruit 5 foster families who can meet the needs of these placements.

If you are interested in finding out more about Fostering for Warwickshire please contact Central Fostering on freephone 0800 408 1556 or register your interest online at

Police Report for May

June 10, 2015 by  

2015 May Police Report