What is Kinship Foster Care?

Kinship Foster Care is when the Health and Social Care Trust places a child with someone they already know. This usually means family members such as grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers or sisters.

What is Foster Care?

Foster Care is when a Looked After Child (LAC) is placed in a home with professional Foster Carer’s and their family. Foster Placements can be emergency, short-term or long term.

The Foster Carer will receive an allowance for providing a home for the child. Foster placements can be with Foster Parents who receive an allowance from the Trust or Private Fostering Organisations.