Children’s Guide to Foster Care (Age 4-11 Years)

We are Shining Stars Fostering Agency and we are here to tell you what Foster Care is. We have written a guide called ‘Children’s Guide to Foster Care’ to explain and help you understand what happens when children go to live with foster carers. It will be given to you when you first go to your foster care home. You can read this book with your foster carers. It might help us all to get to know each other a bit better. This book asks you some questions about you and the sort of things you would like to do.

This little book is yours to keep and use whenever you want to find something out about foster care.

You can read the online version of this book by clicking on the following link:

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Young Person’s Guide to Foster Care (Age: 12 years onwards)

Going to live with Foster Carers can be a really difficult and emotional time. Every young person’s circumstances are different. Some young people may be pleased to be fostered. Others may be scared and angry. It’s natural to have all sorts of different feelings.

We have introduced a Guide to help you understand fostering and how your foster parent(s) will look after you. It will be given to you when you first go to your foster home. It tells you about Shining Stars Fostering Agency and other adults you can talk to about anything you want, even when things make you unhappy. If you need help to read or understand anything in the Guide, your foster carer will help you. You can also ask your Social Worker for help.

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