Parent & Child

Parent & Child is a specialised fostering placement. The task for a foster carer is to teach a teenager or young adult the responsibilities of parenting.

While you will accommodate a baby, as well as the parent, your focus lies with teaching the parent how to interact, feed, change and meet the emotional and developmental needs of their child. 

This is a challenging role, some parents do not want to stay with their children, others would prefer not to be told how to parent and although your care will extend to the baby indirectly, the purpose is to support the parent, not the child.

 

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