Respite fostering involves caring for a child on a short-term basis. This usually is overnight, over a weekend, week, or fortnight.

Nexus Respite Fostering

Respite fostering

Foster carers who do respite fostering usually care for children already staying with other foster carers. As a respite foster carer, you will join our local network of carers offering support to our foster carers when they need it most.

All our foster carers are entitled to a 14-day respite allowance should they need it, so specialist respite carers are needed just as much as foster carers.

Benefits of respite care?

Builds a valuable support network to foster carers

Allows foster carers to recharge their batteries

Develops healthy relationships outside the home for children and young people looked-after

Introduces you to a career in fostering

Supporting you with full training and 24/7 support, these are given to all respite carers

Support to our full time foster carers when they need it most.

Read foster carer Halima and Adam's story...

"Respite worked very well originally because I guess we saw ourselves providing this intense, fun, almost holiday experiences, being able to build significant memories for these children. We would have a weekend or week and, it would be a holiday and that was what we felt comfortable with".

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Halima And Adam

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