Fostering with Quarriers

Parents with a foster child.

What makes Quarriers different from other fostering services?

Quarriers offers a unique, specialised fostering service for children and young people with complex needs and disabilities. We are looking for foster carers who want to care permanently for these children and young people into adulthood. We already have a well-established adult placement service, which means that the young people can remain with their carers in the longer term, by enabling the foster carers to be re-registered as adult placement carers. The carers would benefit by continuing to have a range of supports available to them.

This seamless service is such a benefit to these young people for whom change is very difficult. Just like other young people, they can remain in their family home until the time is right for them to move on to the next stage of their lives.

Quarriers has a long experience of supporting children and adults with disabilities, and foster carers will be provided with training and support from experienced staff.


What is fostering?

Fostering is a way of providing a family life for children and young people in your own home when they cannot live with their birth family. Fostering can make positive and lasting differences to the lives of children and young people.

It can be used to provide short term care for children and young people, while their parents get help to deal with their problems, have a short break to support children or young people through a difficult period in their lives.

Children and young people may be able to return home once the problems that caused them to come into foster care have been resolved and that it is clear that their parents are able to look after them safely.

Other children and young people may stay in long-term foster care, some may be adopted, and others will move on to live independently.

Children and young people with a variety of needs can benefit from a period of respite that short break foster carers can offer.

Foster carers play a vital role in providing a safe, secure and stable fostering environment for looked after children and young people which encourages positive and brighter futures.

Find out more about who can foster and the fostering process.


Quarriers Fred Martin Service - Adult Family Placement

Maybe you would prefer to foster an adult with a disability? Quarriers Fred Martin Adult Placement Service provides family based care for adults with physical and learning disabilities.

Our adult fostering service enables adults with learning and/or physical disabilities to live with carers who will provide a family home for them on a long-term basis.

Our carers provide a warm, homely and supportive atmosphere where people we support can feel a sense of belonging and self-worth. The carers promote independence, choice and encourage the development of new skills. They share and enjoy new experiences with the person they support and help the person to become part of their family, the local community and have a meaningful social life.

Read the Care Inspection report for Fred Martin.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a carer for the adult placement service, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Get in touch

For more information, please contact us via the details on the right.