short break fostering for local disabled children

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short break fostering for local disabled children

Foster families of all kinds make a real difference to the lives of children and young people at the heart of our communities. 

Become an extension of a family, offering a loving environment and new experiences to a local disabled child, when it is needed most. 


What is short break fostering?

Short break foster care is important for families with a disabled child. It offers that little break away for a child and family who need it most. It isn’t defined by a particular length of time, but offers a short getaway for a night or a weekend.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for confident, friendly, motivated and responsible people to care for local disabled children. You must be 18 years or older and have a spare bedroom in your home.  

What will I do?

You will care for a disabled child overnight in your home, at a time that works for everyone, and provide them with new and fun experiences.  .

Do I need fostering experience?

No previous experience of fostering is required. A full fostering assessment will be completed before a child comes to stay with you. The assessment takes around six months to complete. 

Are there specific hours?

There are no specific hours. You can offer up to six weekends a year, or as many as you wish. The hours are flexible and can be tailored to suit you and the families you support.  

How do I find out more and apply?

Complete the online enquiry form below and a member of the Maethu Cymru Gwynedd team will be in touch.  

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