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Fostering provides the stability and family support that a child or young person needs when they are unable to live at home with their parents. Some looked after children return to their birth families, or other family members, while others remain with foster carers until they are ready to live independently. Some children move on to adoption or residential care. Children may need foster care for a range of different reasons, but in most cases they have experienced neglect or abuse and are at risk of significant harm.

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Application process

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Who can foster?

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Types of fostering

Meet team Cambridgeshire foster carers

Team Cambridgeshire

Meet Anne, John, Paula and Lenny, who are all Cambridgeshire County Council foster carers, and hear about how they make a difference to local children and young people.

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Already a foster carer?

Fast-track transfers; training, development and outstanding support from Team Cambridgeshire

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Foster carer experiences

Videos and case studies of local foster carers explaining their roles as part of Team Cambridgeshire.

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Looking after someone else's child

The different arrangements; Private fostering; Parental responsibility; Step parent adoption

Fostering Service Statement of Purpose

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Interested in fostering with us? We'd love to hear from you.

Fostering Service, Cambridgeshire County Council, Scott House, 5 George Street, Huntingdon PE29 3AD.
Telephone: 0800 052 0078 Email: [email protected]

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Cambridgeshire County Council works jointly with Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption to provide adoption services in Cambridgeshire. Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption find forever families for children who need to be adopted. They are always keen to hear from people who firmly believe they can love and support one or more children who have had a difficult start in life throughout their childhood and beyond.

Visit Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption website 

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