Fostering is a way of providing a family life for children who cannot live with their own parents. It is often used to provide temporary care while parents get help sorting out problems, need to take a break, or to help children or young people through a difficult period in their lives.
A foster carer is when someone has been formally approved by Peterborough City Council to look after children and young people on behalf of the council. The council remain closely involved by providing support and financial allowances for the child and carer.
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