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Hertfordshire County Council




Parent and child fostering




What is parent and child fostering?

A parent and child placement is a specialist type of fostering where a parent and their own child come to stay in your home to have extra support and guidance to help them develop their childcare skills.

What you get as a parent and child foster carer

•Support and regular supervision from your own supervising social worker.

• Full information from the child’s social worker in relation to both the parent and the child.

• Specific training to provide therapeutic, nurturing and supportive parent and child placements.

• A link carer that will offer you 8 hours a week support.

• An enhanced payment structure of £1040.00 per week which includes a skills payment and allowances for parent and child.



Get in touch

If you feel you can make a difference to the life of a child and their parent please complete our contact form and we'll be in touch for an informal chat.


“After having my child, the foster carer helped look after me, so I could look after my child. She provided me with guidance and reassurance, and ongoing support including much needed coffee, and a chat through those stressful parenting days. Being a parent can be hard for anyone, this placement offered me the support and guidance to be the best parent I could be.”

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