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.