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respite foster care

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

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 most 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.

 

 

As a respite Foster Carer you need all the qualities of a Foster Carer, but the key ones are a sense of humour, empathy, a willingness to work with others, the ability to form good relationships and flexibility.

Sharon

Foster Carer for 20 years

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we’ve been officially rated ofsted outstanding on 3 consecutive occasions!

The complex needs of children and young people are well understood by the Foster Carers and agency staff, who plan effectively to significantly reduce the risks.

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kim's story

I thoroughly enjoy my role as a respite Foster Carer. Over the years I have developed skills and understanding which have enabled me to build strong relationships with the children I care for. Many of whom I provided respite for on a regular basis and some which are still ongoing.

The most positive thing for me about being a respite carer is watching the progress these children make after suffering some awful experiences. To receive their trust and see them laugh is something money cannot buy. Regular respite placements become almost part of my family and even those that have become adults with independent living are part of my life and always will be.

 

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