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When a child or young person’s own family is temporarily unable to care for them, emergency foster care can help.
DCJ emergency foster carers take children and young people into their home for a short time. They provide them with a supportive and stable environment, while restoration work or family finding occurs, so that in the long-term children can live with their relatives or kin.
It can be for a night, a weekend or up to 12 weeks, but your help will be felt for a lifetime.
Our carers take in children and young people at short notice, sometimes on evenings, or weekends. Placements can be for one night, a few days or up to 12 weeks. This type of care is known as Emergency Foster Care, and it’s a great way to see if foster care is right for you, or if you’re unable to make a longer-term comittment.
All our carers receive training, support and an allowance to cover the day-to-day costs of caring.
Find out more about supports for foster carers below.
Whether you rent or own your home, are single, a couple or a family, if you have room in your home and heart – we want to hear from you.