Professional / Fee Paid Schemes

Health and Social Care Trusts have various professional / fee paid fostering schemes that take account of the specialist needs of some young people, e.g. young people with challenging behaviours and complex needs. These foster carers will have particular skills and abilities and will receive:

  • Competitive fee as well as fostering allowances
  • Comprehensive training and support packages
  • 24 hour social work support

If you think you could make room for a young person find out about the schemes in your local HSC Trust:

Belfast Trust
Adolescent Fostering Partnership

Northern Trust
Fee Paid Fostering Scheme
Transitional Carers’ Scheme

South Eastern Trust
Intensive Support Fostering Scheme

Emergency Fostering Scheme
Mother and Baby Scheme
Fostering Positive Family Relationships

Southern Trust
Intensive Support Fostering Scheme

Western Trust
Teen Scheme