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Respite fostering

Respite is a very short foster care placement that provides a family with a well-earned break. Respite is something that we offer all of our fostering families.

When you foster with Fostering People, you’ll receive 14 nights paid respite a year pro-rota, and foster parents can take this in one block or a series of shorter breaks.

Respite fostering is looking after a young person whilst the regular fostering family take a break. Either to spend time with their own families or to recharge their batteries and have a rest.

Our full time foster parents often provide respite, either between gaps in placement or if they have a vacancy alongside a young person they are currently fostering.

By using our full time foster parents, it has the advantage that young people often know the family they are going to be staying with, so respite seems more like a little break away or a sleepover.

We do have a small number of foster parents who only provide respite fostering. If you’d like to find out more, do get in touch.

Frequently asked questions

Does a foster parent get paid for fostering?

Yes, go to our financial calculator to gain an idea about how much you could receive.

Who can apply to become a foster parent?

Fostering is available to anyone over the age of 21 as along as you meet the criteria.

Will I receive any specialist training?

Yes, we believe fostering is a journey – and the more you know, the more you’ll get out of it. That’s why we provide ongoing training opportunities for both our foster carers and our staff. Before you’re approved as a carer, you’ll attend a preparation course designed to get you and your family ready to foster. And once approved, you’ll take part in our comprehensive training programme.

Take your first step to becoming a foster parent today

If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent and would like to learn more, then we’d love to hear from you.

Simply fill in the form below and one of our friendly team will be in touch.



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