News | Foster Children and Babysitters – Everything You Need to Know A common question we are asked is whether it is ok to hire a babysitter. If for any reason, you need a break or you cannot look after a child for a short period of time, it’s logical to consider hiring someone, the same as you would for your own children. However, when it comes to foster children, it may not always be appropriate to leave them with a babysitter. Here we’ll look at some of the considerations you need to take into account and the steps you should take before hiring a babysitter. News | Everything You Need to Know About Parent and Child Fostering Have you considered becoming a parent and child foster carer? This type of foster care has become increasingly common in the UK, providing valuable help and support to both parents and their children. News | Does Relationship Status Play a Role in Becoming a Foster Carer? Will your relationship status affect your chances of being accepted as a foster parent? This is a common worry potential applicants have, and sadly it does hold back a lot of people who would make excellent carers.