A guide to fostering
- A guide to fostering
- Skills and qualities we look for
- Short term care
- Long term care
- Support care (You are here)
- Remand care
- Short breaks
- Day fostering
- Our priorities and achievements
Support care can be used for families who are in crisis, and need some help to avoid a family breakdown and the children being brought into the care system. It can be for a day, a weekend or even longer.
It is also a valuable resource for our mainstream, short-term foster carers to let them to have a well-earned break every now and then. It may also be that a short-term foster carer has a holiday planned or may be in need of medical attention. Whatever the circumstances, our support carers are well-used in Rotherham as they help support carers who have full-time placements.
Sometimes, our established foster carers are linked with support carers to help them care for a child together in a mutually supportive way.