Types of fostering

Parent and child fostering

Could you provide support and guidance in a family-based placement in your home for a parent (sometimes parents) and child together?

Foster carers play an important nurturing part in the team assessing a parent's ability to care for their child.  It is a busy role involving the usual baby/toddler needs, appointments and activities, whilst making progress observations (not judgements). With frequent meetings with your supporting social workers, we also arrange regular breaks for you (placement support is provided).

Placements last 12 weeks on average. You would need to be there for the family on a 24-hour basis and promote good parenting.

Foster carers have said they find parent and child placements challenging, but worthwhile and incredibly rewarding.

Weekly allowance rate for parent(s) and child placements:

  • £804.38 to £1,048.81

I’m here for the parent 24/7. It is different to other types of foster care but we all work as a team to get the best for the child.

Gaynor – foster carer

How to become a foster carer