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Connected care

Connected care is a type of family and friends care. It is when a child or young person is fostered by someone they already have a positive relationship with.

The connected carer could be:

  • A member of their family — eg grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin
  • A family friend
  • A neighbour

Read more about family and friends care

Fees for connected care

What you get paid as a connected carer depends on whether you are temporarily approved or fully approved as a foster carer.

Temporarily approved carers

If you are a temporarily approved connected carer you will get:

You will not get placement fees.

Fully approved carers

If you have been fully approved as a connected carer, you will get:

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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