Remand foster care, also known as specialist foster care, offers young people aged 10-18 years a safe and supportive environment while waiting for court proceedings.
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) care is another type of specialist foster care that supports vulnerable teenagers to reduce the risks of being exploited.
Remand placements can last from a few weeks to over a year and CSE placements usually last from three months to over a year.
A young person who finds themselves involved in the criminal justice system is likely to be nervous, distressed and scared. What they need most is a caring adult who can support, love and be there for them when things get tough.
“…all that these young people needed was a second chance. It can be difficult not to judge someone who’s been in trouble with the law, but they weren’t monsters. They just had no boundaries or support when they were growing up. They deserved some extra help and nurturing.” Bev, remand foster carer
As a Barnardo's remand carer, you have access to:
We are keen to hear from people interested in remand fostering in Coventry, Warwickshire, Nuneaton and surrounding areas.
We work with local authorities to help young people fulfil their full potential. Read more in our Midlands statement of purpose.
Remand fostering can change a young person’s life. To take the first step, call our dedicated team in the Midlands; 02476 641 206
Alternatively, you complete this simple form and someone from our team will be in touch with you.