Resilience Short Break Fostering.

What is Resilience Fostering?

Full-time Resilience Foster Carers provide long term, family based placements for young people aged 10-18 years who previously lived in or were are risk of entering residential care. Our Resilience foster carers care for one young person at a time and support them into adult life.

Who are we looking for?

People who have experience of working with or looking after vulnerable young people and who have no birth children under the age of 18 living at home

Our Full-time Resilience Foster Carers can access up to 36 days short breaks annually and we are looking for people who can become part of the team and provide these breaks.

What is involved?

As a Resilience Short break carer you can be allocated up to 3 young people at one time. But you would only care for 1 at a time.

  • You need to not be in any other form of employment.
  • Be able to offer short breaks or day support to resilience foster placements or the wider fostering network for a minimum of 14 days each calendar month.
  • Attend Resilience Fostering Multi-agency Meetings on a monthly basis for each young person they support.
  • Attend 90% of Monthly Support Groups in Stafford and meet the Level 4 Payment for Skills criteria (this will be assessed during assessment).

How much would I get paid?

Foster Carers will receive a level 5 availability fee of £277 per week plus allowances.

I'm interested - how do I find out more?

Come along to an information meeting. Call 0800 169 2061 or book online now.