Vineyard Fostering

Can I work and foster?

It is not always possible to foster and work a full-time job at the same time. However, there are certain circumstances where it is possible. 

For example, a fostering couple may be able to divide roles where one works full time and the other can focus solely on the child’s needs. 

As a single foster carer, working full time may be difficult, however, this can depend on the type of fostering you choose to take on. If the child or young person you are responsible for is in need of your care most of your time, working full-time is not recommended as this could take away from the time you should be focusing on supporting their needs and their wellbeing. Working part time, for example, while the child is in school may be better in those circumstances.

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