Matching children and carer families
It is important to match children with carers who can meet their needs. Matching also aims to minimise the risk of harm to all children in the household.
Unless there is a sibling group we usually place only one child with our carers to enable maximum attention to their individual needs.
Decisions about matching are made by care teams. You know your strengths and abilities and will also have a say about children placed in your care. If you are asked about taking care of a child and you feel you will not be able to meet their needs it is OK to say no.
Learn more about why we prefer to place only related children together by watching this video about multiple unrelated placements