There are many different reasons why children need foster care, these include:

  • Family crisis i.e. parent going in to hospital
  • Children who have been neglected or physically, emotionally or sexually abused and removed from their parents care by the courts
  • Relationship difficulties between children and parents
  • Children who are remanded to the care of the local authority because of criminal reasons
  • Young parents under the age of 18 and their babies
  • Young people unaccompanied in this country seeking asylum
  • Children moving from a children’s home or secure accommodation into a family environment.