The main aim of the Fostering Service is to offer a family experience to children, who for specific reasons, cannot live with their biological family. If integration is not possible, fostering may be utilised as a permanent plan.
Individuals who are interested in becoming foster carers are eventually approved by the Children's Directorate (Alternative Care). Applicants are obliged to attend training. After the pre-service training, a social worker initiates the assessment of the candidates to evaluate their skills in becoming foster carers. A social worker compiles a Home Study Report that is presented to the Fostering Board, which is the entity that approves or turns down applicants.
Children are given the opportunity to live within a family environment where they are provided with love, care, security, reassurance, and stability. Throughout the fostering placement, children are given various opportunities to develop their full potential further.
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