Below are some frequenly asked questions about foster care. If your question is not answered below please send it to us. 

We ask that you record a minimum of £10 per week savings per child in their own named account

A reasonable amount depending on the age of the child. Social Worker support will be provided if needed.


Yes, we encourage this where it is at all possible. There is a holiday allowance for the child to help with these costs.

No, this is why as part of your assessment a ‘back-up carer’ must be identified who might care for the children placed with you at these times. This person needs to be able to provide practical and emotional support to you as a foster carer.