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5. Short Break fostering

Looking after children with disabilities can be rewarding but also very challenging. That’s why we like to offer regular breaks to families and Foster Carers who are looking after children with disabilities. Short Break Foster Carers allow us to do this.

Short Break Foster Carers find it tremendously rewarding as they are helping both the child and the family, allowing the child to meet new people and have more opportunities and experiences outside of their own family and school.

We need more Short Break Carers to help us. If you have the time, energy and a genuine desire to help a child with a disability please contact us. You don’t need special qualifications or previous experience as long as you are willing to learn and participate in training. You will need some understanding of the needs of disabled children, and may be assessed as requiring additional experience, which we will assist you to secure.

All our Short Break Foster Carers receive training, one to one support and an allowance towards the child’s care, expenses and special equipment.

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Last updated: 21 November 2017

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