Types of foster care
Emergency foster care
Sometimes we need to place a child in an emergency because they are at risk of being harmed or because there has been an unforeseen difficulty that prevents the family from being able to care for the child or children.
Emergency carers need to be prepared to take a child into their home at very short notice, often at weekends or in the middle of the night, and sometimes with very little information. Short term foster carers often offer this service providing they have the space in their homes, we do not often recruit carers who just offer an emergency bed.
Our weekly fostering allowances for newly recruited carers range from £295 to £495 per child, per week depending on carers skills and experience.