Career solution – child care

Become a foster carer – make a difference
More people every year are looking to improve the quality of their working lives or to start a new career doing something they are most interested in. The fostering solution can now be considered as a job which provides a reasonable income and which enables people to become self employed and to work from home.

Respite, short term, long term care
Although many foster carers choose to look after children from time to time, such as respite or short term foster carers, there is a national shortage of foster carers who can be available full time and the more available foster carers are, the more children will be offered.

Fostering solution – child care career
Foster care can be short term or life long. Foster carers, choose the service they want to provide which suits their family circumstances and the income they are looking to receive.

Private – Independent Fostering Agencies.
IFA’s provide fees of approximately £380 per foster child per week and Local Authorities use the National Allowance Rates but also have other specialised rates.

Foster care payments, types of fostering
Look at fostering a child or children as a solution if you want a career looking after children. Find out about how to apply to become a foster carer, the fostering payments, allowances and the different types of placements to choose from.

We help people interested in caring for children to act on the Government’s advice to ‘contact more than one Fostering Agency’ if you are interested in a fostering career.

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