Our foster carers are never alone in their caring journey. It can be difficult to comprehend the experiences children bring with them, so it is important that carers feel supported and confident in their role.
We provide carers with a range of learning opportunities suited to their level of experience and the needs of children in their care.
24/7 on-call support
Our foster carers have access to on-call support at any time of the day or night for advice, support and direction in stressful situations.
Foster carers receive a tax-free allowance to support the needs of children placed in their care.
Our specialist staff work with children and alongside carers where additional support is needed.
For a night or a weekend, children in care may spend time with a respite carer, an opportunity to strengthen social and family networks while their carer takes a short break. This type of care is only offered when it is in children's interests.
Talking to other carers is sometimes the best form of support. Through regular carer events we create opportunities for carers to share their concerns, celebrate successes and provide feedback to the LWB team.