Can I foster if I’m working?
Even if you work full time, fostering is still an option. We ask that our foster carers are financially stable without the fostering allowance. Yes, the financial support helps, but it would probably not be enough to replace the money you receive if you work.
However you need to be able to demonstrate that your support network can help you support a child. It might also require a level of flexibility and understanding with your employer.
Our priority is the safety of the children in care, so we need to know that there will be someone looking after the foster child after school.
If this answers your question and you want to find out more about fostering, we’ve got some great blog posts about why being a foster carer is amazing.