Where possible, our aim is to return children who have needed alternative care to their own parents, or extended family.  For a small number of children, this is not possible and the decision is made to find an adoptive home for them. 

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Fostering is a way of offering children and young people a safe, nurturing home while their own parents are unable to look after them.  This is often a short term arrangement lasting a few weeks.  However, arrangements can sometimes be in place longer term, depending on the circumstances. 

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Kinship care is when a child is looked after by their extended family or close friends if they cannot remain with their birth parents. Kinship care includes both: looked after children who have been placed with kinship carers by the local authority.

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