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Guide: Types of fostering

Our foster carers normally begin their profession as mainstream carers. This means that you may have a child or young person to look after for just a couple of days through to a year or even on a permanent basis.

The ongoing support and training offered by Fostering Devon will allow you to develop your skills and expertise in particular areas of fostering. In time you may like to consider our specialist schemes, helping those with challenging behaviour or looking after young people on remand.

A brief summary of the full range of foster care schemes can be found in this section.  Our team of fostering experts will always work with you to help decide what type of fostering is going to suit you, your family and your lifestyle.