Support worker from the East Anglian children's home charity Break showing care and attention to a young child

Support foster carer

We know that being a foster carer can be a rollercoaster and we know how important it is to be able to get some time to yourself. That’s where our Support Foster Carers come in.  

They play a key part in Breaks fostering family and are there for our foster carers when they need to get some of that vital space for themselves and their families.

Carefully matched with a foster family, you’ll be providing short breaks for the child in their care and will become a vital support network for them. This may mean that one weekend a month, their child will come and stay with you and your family.  

You’ll be given all the same training as our foster families, and you’ll go through the same application process. You’ll also have access to the same support network and everything you need so you can follow the same therapeutic parenting techniques.  

Although this is a part-time role, to ensure all care is consistent for the child, you will be asked to attend supervision meetings and share your thoughts and experiences so we are all working together for the young person we’re supporting.  

Think becoming a support foster carer might be the right path for you?

Talk to one of our fostering team today:

Foster child sitting down with support worker from Norfolk non profit smiling while talking

“I’ve been a support foster carer for just over year now. The matching process was done very carefully to make sure if was right for everyone, including my son. We all got to know each other gradually and our young person now stays with me one weekend a month and we do all sorts of fun things together!”

Interested in a chat about becoming a support foster carer?

Please leave your details below and one of the Break Fostering Team will be in touch to have a chat answer any questions you have in the next couple of days.
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