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What is respite foster care?

Respite care involves looking after a child for a very short period, most often as a weekend break for a child’s long-term foster carers, for a week or two during the school holidays,  or occasionally on an evening after school. The amount of time a child will spend in your home depends on the needs of that young person and the needs of their existing foster carer, and also of course depends on the time and commitment you and your family can provide. Sometimes respite can be an ongoing arrangement and you become the named family for a particular child whenever his or her carer needs a break.

Respite care is flexible, which means that it is ideal for couples or single people who work during the week. If you’re new to fostering and nervous or apprehensive about deciding to become a carer then respite care can be a great way to build up your experience and confidence before committing to a longer term placement.

The process of becoming a respite carer is identical to that of becoming  a long term or short-term carer. It means a Social Worker from the agency visiting you, usually weekly on a number of occasions and completing an assessment which is presented to our fostering panel. You can learn more about the process of becoming a foster carer by visiting our “The process” page on our website.

There is an ongoing need for more respite carers across South Wales, therefore if you think you have the skills, time, space and energy to offer respite care for children in your area you can contact us today by filling in the form below, email info@familyfosteringpartners.co.uk or by using the live chat dialogue box in the bottom right part of our website.

 

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