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Short-break Foster Carer

As a Short-Breaks Foster Carer you will care for a child overnight, for a week or at weekends.

Being a Short-breaks Foster Carer

Short breaks, also sometimes called 'support care' or 'respite care' can mean caring for a child overnight, for a week or at weekends. They're planned in advance and can be regular too. These breaks are often seen as a holiday for the child and it's about offering them new experiences and opportunities. Short break carers become an extended family for the child, working together to support their current carers or family.

Since we have been fostering, we have supported 69 placements that is roughly around 74 children, and have received amazing support from the fostering team.
Richard, Foster Carer

Required Qualifications –

No qualifications needed.

To become a foster carer you will be assessed by a social worker and approved as a foster carer with your local authority or fostering agency.

Getting started as Short-term Foster Carer

Foster Wales is a collaboration, a national network of 22 Welsh Local Authority fostering services.

About the workplace

Foster carers will work from home, supported by an office-based team in their local authority or fostering agency.

Training programmes

If you’re considering a career in care, we have a range of training programmes available to help you get started.