Siblings

Sibling groups in foster care

Sibling groups in foster care

At OwnLife Fostering, a key area of specialism amongst our foster carers is fostering sibling groups. Research by the BBC revealed that more than 12,000 children in care are not living with at least one of their siblings. New legislation in Scotland has been introduced giving siblings’ legal rights to maintain relationships. This is an important update helping siblings maintain…

The types of fostering placements in your area

The types of fostering placements in your area

We often get asked about ages of children that need fostering. In short, we foster all children from the very young up to the age of 18. Whoever is in need of support and care at an incredibly vulnerable time, we are there. At OwnLife Fostering the majority of young people placed with our foster carers are aged 10+, although…

Siblings separated in foster care

Siblings separated in foster care

Around 2,000 children are living without their siblings, despite their care plan saying they should be kept together, according to a report by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme*. Last year, the Fostering Network reported that 86 per cent of fostering services had told them they had a need for more foster carers for sibling groups*. A big issue with why…

Talk to us about becoming a foster carer for siblings

Talk to us about becoming a foster carer for siblings

The types of foster placements vary depending on the children that need caring for. We aim to place children in foster homes within their local area and this sometimes includes the placement of groups of siblings. As these children have already experienced disruption in their lives, spending time being cared for in a new loving environment and being able to…