A foster family consists of one or two people who welcome into their home children facing difficulties who are entrusted to them by the Youth Centre in order to meet these children’s needs and provide them with living conditions in which a parent-child relationship in a family context. Some foster families also offer short-term, emergency and temporary relief accommodation.
For young people aged from birth to 17:
- being seen by a psychosocial caseworker;
- whose natural family is unable or unwilling to fulfil its educational responsibilities;
- who are able to function, depending on their age, in a school or work setting and in a regular social context, with support as needed.