Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Matthew* is a lovely, chatty young child who is currently in 4th class. Matthew needs a foster home that is suitable for a long-term placement. He is currenly based in the Midlands, however a placement in Dublin or other further afield would also be suitable.

Matthew has a mild general learning disability, however he attends a mainstream school. Matthew enjoys school and is thriving in this setting. Matthew is an open child, and he gets on well with other children.

Matthew enjoys being active, playing on his trampoline, swimming, and cycling. Matthew has a great interest in soccer and likes to play with the local soccer team. He enjoys his training sessions a few times a week and loves playing matches. He also enjoys playing videogames and looking at YouTube. Matthew loves cuddly toys and teddies which he has lots of.

Matthew has had a number of short-term placements and has settled in all of them very well. Sometimes, Matthew can struggle with pushing boundaries but works very well with a good routine and clear boundaries.

Matthew regularly talks to his social worker about his wish to live with a foster family for the long-term. Matthew would be best suited to a family with older children or without children.

For more information, please contact Tusla's national freephone fostering number 1800 226 771 or email tusla.fostering@tusla.ie. More details on Tusla fostering services can be found on fostering.ie

*Matthew's name has been changed to protect his identity

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