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Respite foster care

Respite foster care means providing a home for a child or young person for a short period of time. This gives their main foster family, adoption family, or birth parents a break. It can give primary carers or birth parents vital support and help prevent relationships breaking down.

A child or young person can need respite foster care for up to two weeks. It may also be a regular part of their care plan.

Fees for respite foster care

Respite carers get:

These are paid pro rata according to the length of the placement.

Children who need foster care

Why children might need foster care and the type of support different children will need

See more (Go to Children who need foster care)

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