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Can u be a foster career and work part time as single person?

Who has morgage and needs to work?


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It depends who you work for. Some agencies allow it others don't. Also your job would need to be flexible enough to be available for the compulsory training and for meetings.


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We fostered for a couple of years in 2010. Both of us were working full time at that point but our placements were teenagers and one of us worked from home. So it is possible but the referrals would need to be carefully considered to work out whether it would match you and your work commitments. You can you annual leave etc for LAC reviews maybe?


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What about respite foster care?


We started by doing respite care for FCs - either weekends or even a week in the holidays. There also used to be the option of doing respite for children with disabilities (from birth families). We got paid and eventually chose to adopt one family we'd been fostering...


It was certainly great experience for us - although it was still a shock to suddenly have kids 24/7 and deal with school etc.


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I think it'll depend on age tbh. A friend of mine has recently been approved as a fc and she was expected to give up her employment. There could be meetings, appointments, contact etc to factor in.


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Thanks for comments everyone BOP I was thinking doing restpite fc for young disabilities child as where skills lie more work in field 15 years experience at moment won't be able to have over night as house not ready but would look into this if child built good bond with me that's great that it led to adopting as children knew u.


Will I have to go back to my same agency as I started pre stage one with them for adopting but had to pull out due to not having house ready safety wise, working full time and can't overpay morage


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Thanks for comments everyone BOP I was thinking doing restpite fc for young disabilities child as where skills lie more work in field 15 years experience at moment won't be able to have over night as house not ready but would look into this if child built good bond with me that's great that it led to adopting as children knew u.


Will I have to go back to my same agency as I started pre stage one with them for adopting but had to pull out due to not having house ready safety wise, working full time and can't overpay morage


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But your house will need to be up to the same safety standard to foster as well. You'll still have to go through all the training, approval, and training is ongoing for a foster carer. If your house isn't ready for adoption then not sure how it can be ready to foster?


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Ohh right didn't realise if did respite care in day taking child out need to up to health and safety standered thanks didn't realise this have to go on back burner for few years then thanks


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Ohh right didn't realise if did respite care in day taking child out need to up to health and safety standered thanks didn't realise this have to go on back burner for few years then thanks


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Respite isn't taking a child out - its taking a child into your home for a short break - maybe a weekend or a week - to give the main carers some time off. Anything where you bring a child to your home will require your home to meet Health and Safety standards.


There are other schemes where you take a child out for a day such as befriending - maybe that would suit you better for now?


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There are agencies who offer carers to look after children with special needs either in the child's home or taking them out for a few hours to give their parents a rest. Your home would not come into it, so it may be suitable if you have the experience needed.


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Thanks silver birch yeah thats what I was thinking my local L A do this

I currently work full time well have casual job do as well. I not sure if i should just leave it for few years and look into this all again I want to be mum but need to get thongs right before I am ready think thanks


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