Fostering Siblings

Foster Care for Sibling Groups

Sometimes all the children in a family need to be placed together. This is decided when the local authority considers the individual needs of all the children. Sometimes children need to be placed on their own and sometimes sibling groups may be split up.

It is important for siblings to remain together where possible and often children tell us this is what they want. Sometimes the only support they have experienced comes from their siblings and being placed together can bring familiarity and security.

Fostering sibling groups can sometimes be challenging and demanding, but it is also extremely rewarding.

For some children separating them from their siblings can be detrimental. Around 2,000 children across England are living without their siblings despite their plan stating a preference to keep them together.

This will only change if there are more foster carers.

We are looking for more foster carers who want to give brothers and sisters a stable family home.

Foster carers interested in fostering a sibling group receive specific and ongoing training and support.

Become a foster carer

Read more about how to become a foster carer with OwnLife Fostering here.

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