Respite Fostering

Respite fostering is when you provide care for a child or young person over a short period of time, usually somewhere in between a weekend to a fortnight. Respite or short break foster care gives families and foster carers a network of support when they most need it.

As a respite carer you will join your local network of carers to support each other with respite care when required. We all know looking after a family and fostering is a demanding role so when things do get tough and you need time away, you can be there to provide that much-needed support.

Where are respite carers needed?

There is a particular need for respite carers across East London and the south east of England, as well as the West Midlands and the South West regions. We would also love to hear from potential respite carers who are able to care for sibling groups or young people with additional complex needs, i.e autism or medical needs.


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