Types Of Foster Care

Temporary Care

  • Short break (including respite)
  • Emergency
  • Pre-Adoptive


Permanent Care

  • Long term protection order (until 18)
  • Long term guardianship order (until 18)


Another term for community-based/family-based out of home care used by non-government agencies.


Placement With Family

If at all possible, the child is placed with relatives as the first option.