You need to be available to care for children, including taking them to school, attending meetings and other appointments.
For younger children who are under school age, you need to be fully committed to fostering and a carer needs to be available all the time.
For those aged 5 – 18 years, you can work part time but you need to be flexible to allow you to respond to the child’s needs and be able to act in an emergency.
You will need to be available during school holidays as it is important that alternative care arrangements are not made for foster children on a regular basis. Having a job will not necessarily stop you from fostering.
Call us to find out how foster care can fit into your life.