Types of fostering

There are different types of fostering. You should consider what skills and experience you have, as well as what would suit you and your family best.

Care for disabled children

Home from home

As a foster carer you would welcome a disabled child or young person into your home for regular overnight or weekend short breaks and occasional day care to enable the disabled children and young people to broaden their experiences, make new friendships and increase their independence. You must have experience of caring for or working with disabled children.

Carers are paid an hourly rate, and some travel expenses can be claimed.


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