Do I need to give up work to become a foster carer?
Although you don’t need to give up work, you will need to work in a flexible way. Due to the problems many foster children have suffered, they may not be able to take themselves to school. Therefore you would need to be available for school pick up, drop off and on days when they are not attending school due to illness, exclusions, appointments etc. We may also require you to attend meetings about the child during working hours. Many foster carers are self-employed in work that can fit around their fostering duties.