Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

What if I can’t manage a child’s behaviour?

Not all children in foster care will display behavioural problems, but if you do have difficulty coping, your social worker will discuss this with you so that supports can be put in place early. In rare cases, another home may be found.

Do I need a spare room?

Can I work and foster at the same time?

What will I know about the child before they are placed in my care?  

Can I choose the type of fostering I want to do, such as age group, gender, short stay or long term?  

What contact will I have with birth parents?

Can I choose the age group or gender of child I wish to foster?

Will training be provided?

What does the fostering allowance cover?

Are there any medical conditions which prevent me from fostering?

Would previous convictions prevent someone from fostering?


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