As a full-time carer you will look after up to three children in your own home and treat them as part of your family.
Full training will be given, so you do not need previous experience as a carer. And you will benefit from constant and 'around the clock' support, advice, and assistance.
As a respite carer, you will provide full-time carers with a break by looking after up to 3 children from one to 21 nights.
You need at least one spare bedroom, and the full agreement and support of your family. Respite placements are normally arranged in advance; however, emergency situations do occasionally arise. And as respite carers offer a crucial service by preventing the breakdown of a placement in crisis, we therefore ask that you are able to be as flexible as possible.
Sessional carers do not look after children and young people in their own homes. Instead they undertake crucial support work within foster homes or the local community by encouraging children and young people to socialize with their family and peers through sports and activities.
They also provide vital and infinite support to full-time and respite carers by assisting them to cope in crisis and emergency situations, and offering work place, school, or college assistance.
One or more nurses who hold a specialist practitioner recordable qualification in palliative care, who will normally carry out initial assessments and may provide leadership and supervision to the team.