Fostering siblings

How do you foster sibling groups?

fostering siblings

Where appropriate, keeping siblings together is an absolute priority for the CFT and one of the areas that nationally, fostering agencies struggle to recruit.
Mainly, the issues surround siblings of different genders requiring separate bedrooms. This isn’t the case with all siblings, those of the same gender within a similar age bracket can share rooms. However, if you have the necessary space, fostering siblings can be simpler than it may seem. Children take lots of comfort from being placed with someone who has been through what they have experienced, there are lots of ways fostering siblings can make settling in much easier than if they were alone.

As with all homes with multiple children, the work doesn’t simplify the more children there are. Children still require individualised care and support and as an approved carer for siblings, you will need the energy and dedication to meet their needs as individuals. This also includes facilitating the children or young people to maintain ties with any other siblings that may be living independently or in a different foster family.

Outcomes of fostering siblings

Fostering siblings is always challenging, as with any placement.

With siblings, the opportunity to change a life is multiplied! Not only will you enjoy their individual development both intellectually and emotionally, but nurturing their relationship with each other under your care is hugely rewarding.
Fostering siblings requires a lot of training and support to make our approved carers comfortable with managing multiple children who may have specialist requirements – At The CFT, we ensure you have all the tools at your disposal to manage multiple children at once and a dedicated support resource through your social worker guarantees 24 hour a day assistance.

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