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Social services Living with a foster carer

Foster carers are people who will take care of you and keep you safe in a warm, clean house. They will welcome you into their home and make you feel part of the family as long as you live with them.

A foster family will make sure you:

  • are made to feel at home 
  • have adults who listen to you and spend time with you
  • are healthy
  • are safe
  • have help at school
  • get help staying in touch with the people you care about
  • get the chance to make new friends and enjoy hobbies and pastimes
  • have fun and are happy
  • have help staying out of trouble
  • have support growing up.

Living with a foster family will probably feel strange at first. Different families have different ways of doing things. But while you’re with them they’ll make you feel welcome and treat you as part of their own family. They’ll care about you and want your stay with them to be a happy and helpful one.

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