What Fostering Families is
Fostering families helps families in need of long-term support. We recognise the negative impact of separating children from their families so seek to support parents in becoming the kind of parent they would like to be, without disrupting the family home.
Fostering Families provides protection and comfort for whole families. We aim to establish connections of support around the family and improve the quality of family relationships.
The role of a Foster Families carer, or Kinship carer, is to provide extra support, caring for someone like a parent would.
What Fostering Families carers do
As a Fostering Families carer, you might expect to provide help to families in the following ways:
- Providing guidance, emotional support and encouragement
- Providing practical help with appointments, household tasks and money management
- Providing childcare (such as short respite breaks
- Helping with family mealtimes and bedtime routines
- Supporting the family to access activities in the community
Become a Fostering Families carer
We need you and your family to complete an assessment process. This normally takes around 3 months. This assessment ensures that the role is right for you and helps you to learn more about how you could help a family in need.
If you’d like to discuss your interest, know more about the challenges, opportunities or assessment process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment details for Fostering Families
Due to the unique nature of caring for a family as a Fostering Families carer, the weekly payments are slightly different to more conventional types of fostering.
Please visit our Payments, rewards and benefits and rewards page for full payment details.
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