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What to expect from emergency foster placements Blog.

Emergency foster carers provide shorter-term care for children and young people who may need somewhere to stay at short notice.

These children may be entering care because of a bereavement in their family or because their home environment has become unsafe. Circumstances vary, but it is always a traumatic period for the children involved.

Emergency foster care placements ensure that children in need have somewhere safe to stay until a more permanent solution is found.

Placements usually last for a few days or weeks. Therefore, short-term foster carers take on a transitional role, preparing the child and their future carers for their lives together.

Emergency foster carers must be prepared to take on a child at very short notice.

Team London Fostering Blog.