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Disability fostering

Fostering a child with a disability can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it also comes with unique challenges. As a foster parent for a child with a disability, you will need to provide extra care and support to help the child thrive.

Types of Fostering
The Rewards of Fostering with Match Foster Care

What is disability fostering?

Disability fostering, also known as foster care for children with disabilities, is a type of foster care that provides a temporary or long-term home for children with physical, developmental, or intellectual disabilities. 

The purpose of disability fostering is to offer a secure and supportive home in which disabled children can receive specialised care and attention. It is essential to identify the child’s specific requirements as well as any medical or therapeutic measures that are required. 

With the right resources and support, fostering a child with a disability can be a wonderful way to make a positive impact in their life and yours.

Temporary disability fostering

Through short-term fostering, children with disabilities need a place to stay while their birth parents or primary caregivers are unavailable.

Long-term disability fostering

Long-term fostering for children with disabilities means that children are placed in a permanent home until they reach adulthood.

Respite disability fostering

Provides temporary relief to primary caregivers of children with disabilities, allowing them to take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.

Support and training for disability foster parents

Support and training are critical for disability foster parents to provide the best care for children with disabilities. These foster parents need to learn about the specific needs of children with disabilities, how to communicate effectively with them, and how to manage challenging behaviours. Ongoing support from social workers, therapists, and other professionals on our team helps our foster parents navigate the challenges they may face.

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Fostering allowance for children with a disability

Providing a fostering allowance to parents who are taking care of children with disabilities can be crucial in offering essential financial assistance to foster families. These allowances are usually more substantial than those given to children without disabilities, as they take into account the extra costs and care requirements associated with disabilities.

The allowance may cover expenses such as medical equipment or home modifications. This financial support can make a significant difference in the lives of foster families, allowing them to provide the best care for children with disabilities and supporting their continued well-being and development.

Areas We Cover

Match Foster Care covers all over the West Midlands, including, BirminghamWorcestershireStaffordshireDudleySandwellHerefordshireTelfordWolverhamptonShropshireWalsall

WarwickshireStokeSolihullCoventry and Gloucestershire.

We have two offices: one in Droitwich and one in Stoke but our staff are located across the whole region to provide local support when you most need it.  

Match Foster Care

Droitwich Office

Severn House, 30 – 32 Ombersley Street West, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire,
WR9 8QZ

Match Foster Care

Stoke-on-Trent Office

3-5 Vale Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire,
ST4 7LR