Thinking of fostering?

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Can I still go out to work and be a foster carer?

There’s some flexibility if you foster a school-age child – depending on the young person’s needs, you may be in a position to continue working part time or full time.

As a rule, especially during the early stages of any fostering placement, you must be available to attend meetings and support groups with social workers and other foster carers.

If you want to continue working full time and are interested in becoming a foster carer, there are a variety of short-term and respite placements available.