Short Term Foster Care

Short term fostering is usually for children and young people who are either in care proceedings or whose parent(s) or care givers are unable to look after them. It could be for weeks, months or possibly two years.

Don’t worry about choosing what type of fostering is best for you now. We will talk you through your options and help you to decide

Step-down Care

Support for young people making the transition from residential care to a fostering home

Long-term Foster Care

Foster care is the child’s plan for permanence, as recorded in their care plan. The foster carer has agreed to be the child’s foster carer until they cease to be looked after.


Respite Foster Care

Respite foster care is a fostering home for a limited time only and provides foster carers with a break. It can benefit both the foster carer and the child by giving them a break from their usual routine.


Emergency Foster Care

There are times when a child may need to be placed in care due to unforeseen circumstances. Providing emergency care at short notice means children can be placed in a safe environment sooner rather than later.

Parent and Child

Parent and child fostering is a specialist type of fostering where a young parent and baby, comes to stay with you at a time when they need extra support.

Three Circles has changed our lives and the lives of the children we foster. We are so proud to be part of the team!
— Foster Carer

Sanctuary Seeking Foster Care

Foster homes for young unaccompanied sanctuary seekers.