Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Special Needs Fostering

Disabled special needs fosteringFostering a child with a disability or learning difficulty can be a very rewarding experience, it is often forgotten that children needing foster care include the disabled and special needs child. It is natural that most would-be parents looking to foster are thinking of a bright, beautiful and dare we say "normal" baby or child to care for and raise but the rewards of fostering a special needs child can be phenomenal. That said careful consideration and ensuring that both parties are 100% aware of the challenges as well as the rewards is paramount. 

Fostering a disabled or special needs child can includes children with varying medical conditions and/or physical or learning disabilities, these may include autism, hyperactivity, attention deficits, or a range of learning difficulties/disabilities including blind or deaf children.

As well as long term fostering, temporary foster parents and carers are also often required for emergency, overnight stay or even offering your protection in a place of safety, these may be short-term and sometimes include short breaks to allow a period of respite for the family members. This is often a good test for you as would be foster parents considering fostering a child with a disability or learning difficulty.

Listed below are sites and resources that offer further detail of fostering a child with a disability or special needs along with information about training, support services, help with fostering costs and a range of contacts to provide you with as much information as possible.
 

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  • Undertakes the sale and rental of evac evacuation and transit chairs to assist with safe evacuation from multi storey buildings for the disabled...
  • Enjoy a canal boat holiday specially equipped for disabled people and their families with wheelchair accessible ramps, hydraulic lifts, hoist...
  • Osteopathic approved pain relieving supports and solutions for all back, shoulder, neck, knee, wrist and arm pain with free UK delivery and 30 day...
  • Provides a range of care and support services throughout Northamptonshire for adults with disabilities and older people. Aspiring to provide the...
  • Support the campaign for accessible changing facilities away from home for adults and children that need lifting, making changes to disabled WCs...
  • The Online College of Art & Design offer wheelchair users online qualifications in Art & Design. These qualifications are nationally and...
  • One of the largest providers of mobility products in the UK. Offers an exciting and comprehensive range of products from mobility scooters, walking...
  • Sells wide fitting shoes and orthopedic shoes with special orthotic insole inserts. Shoes are extra wide width and large with sizes available up to...
  • Buy your adjustable bed or riser recliner from the most reputable UK supplier. Willowbrook British made quality adjustable beds and riser recliner...

Credo Care: Disability Foster Placements

Provides details of disabled and special needs children in need of foster homes along with FAQ's, fostering guide and training and support services.

 

 

 

 


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