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What is the role of a foster carer

As a foster carer, you will look after children who cannot live with their birth family. You will care for them in your own home and help them to grow up happy and healthy until they can return to their birth family. If they are not able to return to their birth family, you will help them prepare for the next stage of their life, whether that’s returning to their birth family, moving on to live with a relative or being adopted.

Foster carers come from all walks of life – different ages, social classes and cultures – but they do have some things in common. They all have a spare room in their home and enough time and energy to devote to a child or young person who needs care. They also have a big heart and the desire to make a difference in the life of a child or young person.

As a foster carer you will receive an allowance from the government which covers the cost of looking after the child in your home. This allowance is based on information about the needs of each individual child. You will also receive other benefits such as national insurance contributions, paid leave for holidays and sickness as well as training on how to care for children who have been through traumatic experiences such as neglect or abuse.

The role of a foster carer is to provide a safe, stable and nurturing environment for children who can’t live with their birth families. Foster carers work with the child’s birth family, other carers and professionals to help the child develop in a way that is consistent with their ethnic, cultural and religious background.

The role of a foster care is to provide a safe and supportive home for children who are unable to live with their own families. The role involves looking after the child’s everyday needs, including their emotional wellbeing, health, education and social life. Foster carers can be single, in a relationship or married. They can also be at any stage of their life as long as they have the maturity and experience to meet the needs of children who are in care.

A foster carer is someone who cares for a child or young person who cannot live with their birth parents. Foster carers are trained and supported by foster agencies, and are different from adoptive parents because children and young people in foster care can return to their birth families. The role of a foster carer is broadly the same as that of a parent, but with some extra responsibilities that consider the unique needs of children in foster care.