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.
Can a child I foster go into respite care or will the Council look after them if I go on holiday or away for the weekend or have an emergency?
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.