As many children and young people have experienced inconsistent care prior to coming into foster care, we believe that it is vital to restore a sense of security and stability for them. As such we recommend that carers have sufficient time available to meet the needs of the child and in some cases this will mean that it is necessary for the carer to be at home and not out at work.

However, we can discuss your individual circumstances with you during any initial enquiries. It may be possible for single carers to continue working while fostering if their employer or work is extremely flexible.