Options in Foster Care
So what does fostering involve and are there different types of foster carer?
While 'Section 1: Welcome to Fostering' explores what the core essential qualities of foster carers are, this section aims to explore the different types of foster care that are available. Essentially the choice is between 'respite fostering', 'temporary fostering' and 'long term or permanent fostering'. Each of these is considered in more detail on the following pages.
The fostering scheme in Angus is a skills based scheme – that is to say that Foster carers are approved at one of three ‘skills’ levels determined by the experience knowledge and qualifications they bring to the role. Almost all new carers will initially be approved at level 1. Further information about the skills based scheme is also provided on the following pages.