Short breaks' commitment to you

If you decide to become a short breaks foster carer this is what you can expect:

  • You will have your own placement worker who will offer you support and ongoing training.
  • You will get an allowance based on the length of each visit. You will get an increased allowance if you care for a child with more complex care needs.
  • You will have access to regular, certificated training courses.
  • You will be offered practical advice and someone to talk to.
  • You will receive information about the child or young person before you are asked to meet them and an opportunity to talk about this with your placement worker.
  • You will receive training from the nurse co-ordinator if necessary.
  • You will be provided with any equipment needed and training will be given on how to use it.
  • You will be invited to short break foster care social events.
  • You will be treated respectfully at all times.
  • You will be paid an allowance when you attend compulsory meetings and for each time you are caring for a child or young person.
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