leaving care

Don't Move Me

What’s the problem?

Young people are missing out on the chance to stay living with their foster families after they turn 18. Although there is now provision in the law for young people to stay until they are 21 across the UK, financial and cultural barriers mean this is not happening often enough.

According to our 2018 State of the Nation survey:

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:12 By Daniel.Sinclairtfn on November,14th 2018

Advice on ending a placement with immediate effect

The short answer to your question is yes, you are allowed to ask your fostering service to move the child immediately. A foster carer cannot be forced to have a child in placement, in their own home, for any longer than they wish. However as you know, placement stability is incredibly important for children and young people, and affects their relationships and sense of security.

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:33 By N B Lakhani on November,22nd 2017

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Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:36 By DavidEggboro on September,12th 2017

Saying ‘goodbye’ to children

There are many reasons a fostering placement may come to an end, for example, the child may return to live with their birth family. Or, older teenagers may be ready to live independently. In this case, the foster carer will probably have played an important role in helping prepare them to live alone, learning to budget, cook or use a washing machine.

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 11:43 By admin on December,17th 2015