No. There are three basic types of foster care:
Planned Break Care
Planned Break foster carers care for children for short periods, usually on a regular basis, to give birth parents or their full time foster carers a break. The length of break can vary from one weekend a month to a two or three week period.
Short term foster care
Foster carers look after children full time in their home but the length of stay can vary depending on the child’s family circumstances. During this time Trust staff will work with the family to try to return the child / young person home.
Long term foster care
Foster carers provide longer term care for children / young people who are unable to return to live with their parents in the immediate or near future. However that is not to say they will never return to live with them.
There are also a range of additional ‘specialist’ fostering types, e.g. mother and baby, sibling group and children with additional needs.