Therapeutic fostering aims to arm Foster Parents with the skills so that they are able to learn all they can about the child and understand what has gone wrong, and how they can best support the child’s emotional, psychological and social development. The overall aim is that the general wellbeing of the young person will flourish, and they will, for example, be more confident, have improved  self-esteem, become more able to enjoy and maintain friendships and engage with others appropriately.