There are many reasons why a child may enter foster care. Each child will present with an individual story but every child will have faced loss and separation from their birth family

A child may be removed from their family for their own safety as a result of neglect. This may be due to problems at home or a situation where their welfare is threatened. Many will have experienced neglect and abuse. Sometimes the aim will be to return a child to their birth family quickly, whereas other placements may be longer term.