Looking for information aboutfostering disabled children? Read on…
There is often a need for foster care for children with various health conditions, physical disabilities, or learning disabilities such as autism, hyperactivity, attention deficits or reading difficulties.
Fostering children with disabilities can often require extra care and affection. In some cases they may need accessible housing set-ups, e.g. downstairs bathroom and bedroom. Some may also need medication or care routines.
Fostering disabled children can sometimes be challenging, but can also be highly rewarding.
To be a carer of a disabled child you will need certain qualities. These include:
At Apple Fostering, we give all our carers of disabled children specialist ongoing training and support.
Foster carers of disabled children will also be provided with short respite breaks in certain circumstances.
This means they can benefit from a short break, while the child is temporarily looked after by another carer, or they may embark on a break with the child at a specialist residential unit for disabled children.
We also take steps to facilitate the use of relevant services for disabled children.
If you’d like to know more about fostering disabled children, please call us on 0845 057 3845 or complete our onlineinquiry form.