Short-term fostering can be anything between an overnight stay to two years, so it's a great option if you're looking for flexibility. Foster children looking for short-term fostering may reunite with their birth parents, or are looking for a permanent home. Short-term fostering is the most popular placement type, and most of our carers are approved for this type of fostering!
The benefits of short-term fostering!
You can help more children & young people with short-term foster placements!
Short-term fostering offers a great chance to develop personal skills through varied placements!
You can provide a safe space to children & young people in a crisis, and offer invaluable support for the next steps
As a respite foster carer, you'll provide short-breaks to other carers that need additional support, or someone that requires temporary additional care for their foster child. These breaks could be anything from 1 day to several weeks depending on the circumstance, and could be required with short notice. Many foster parents choose to offer respite care in addition to longer placements!
Who could offer respite care?
Foster carers who can't commit to fostering full-time, but want to care for children whenever possible!
Respite care is popular in the education sector and with NHS staff, as it's less demanding than long-term foster care
People who are new to fostering may want to initially start with respite care, to gain experience!
Specialist foster care placements:
Foster parents with specific skillsets are invaluable to Unity Foster Care; nurses, teaching assistants and anyone who has experience of caring for someone with a disability are greatly needed. We also offer training for parent & child placements, and any placements that need additional medical support.
What is considered specialist care?
Parent and child placements - we provide extra training for this!
Caring for a young person with additional needs or a life-limiting illness