Last updated: 29/11/2013
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In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly we are looking for people to
provide, safe and loving homes for children and young people in
care. Foster carers can help some of the most vulnerable children,
providing them with guidance, stability and love.
John is a young person in foster care in Cornwall. He says:
My foster carers are amazing. They treat me with so much
care and they truly do love me as much as I love them. I see them
as my family. I wouldn’t be as confident in myself if I wasn’t in
foster care…it gives me confidence and happiness.
What fostering is and why children need to live with
We need people from lots of different backgrounds and
lifestyles to become foster carers.
Starting the journey to become a foster carer, and
information on how long the process takes.
Case studies from some of our foster carers in Cornwall. A
snapshot of their lives as a family and what it is like to be a
Private fostering is when a child or young person under 16
years old is looked after by someone who is not a close relative or
Short Break Care is provided for a disabled child or young
person in a carer's own home from a few hours per week up to
several days a month.