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 Carer Support

Our carers have access to support at any time of the day or night for advice, support and direction in stressful situations.

Financial support

Carers receive a tax-free allowance to support the needs of children placed in their care.

Specialist support

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.

Carer networking

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 Life Without Barriers team.
Are you a carer with us? We've created The Caring Space, a hub to keep our carers supported.

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FAQ about Foster Care

Frequently asked questions by our carer community on a range of topics, including about the foster care process, carer support, everyday caring, and legal matters.