What is fostering?

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Fostering is a child protection scheme aimed at providing a family environment to those children who had to be separated from their original families following the lack of appropriate provision due to incapacity or impossibility given the circumstances.

Fostering programmes try to help those children grow in the most normal manner possible, avoiding long-term stays within child protection centres.

Fostering, through the delegation of custody and guardianship of the child onto the foster family, helps provide a family environment which can best respond to the child’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs.