Respite Foster Care

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Respite Foster Care Explained

Respite or short break foster care is very important as it gives families or foster carers without a support network a much-needed break, as often they are caring for children who experience complex needs. There are many reasons why a family may need respite support. Whether they are birth parents or carers, a challenging home environment can be very stressful without a break. So as a respite foster carer you’d offer ‘a valuable lifeline,’ giving them support when they need it most.

... as a respite foster carer you’d offer ‘a valuable lifeline,’ giving them support when they need it most.

This is a vital support as often following the break, they feel more able to cope with the children in their care, and gives them all a better chance of supporting the child’s placement long term. The child has a better chance of gaining the long-term security they need.

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This type of fostering is often attractive to people looking to build up their experience of fostering, or when your current work/care commitments restrict their ability to offer full time foster care. We are available right now to give you all the information you need to make the decision which is right for you.

... attractive to people looking to build up their experience of fostering, or when your current work/care commitments restrict their ability to offer full time foster care.

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