Short break care for foster carers

Make a difference to a child’s life – become a foster carer

Short break carers offer a short break to parents or other foster carers on a pre-arranged basis.

Some short break carers work full time but are available to offer care at weekends. This is a useful resource to give a break to other foster carers or family members to enable the child to remain at home.

Some young people attend residential school during the week and need foster placements during the weekends. Other young people attend residential schools and need a regular home base for the holidays.

If you would like further information or want to discuss any issue or questions you have please contact the Fostering Team on or call 01724 297024.

We will be happy to help.