Becoming a foster carer - how the application process works
We work with you through our assessment process which takes 4 to 6 months. We understand that during this process you may decide that it’s not for you. Assessment is thorough because we must be sure that a child will be safe in your care and that you're confident in taking on a fostering role.
A fostering application is a 2-stage process after your initial enquiry.
- Q&A call
- Initial Visit
- Undertaking checks and references
Stage 2 – Your assessment
If your application is progressing, the assessment can start and Stages 1 and 2 can run at the same time.
- 'Becoming a fostering family' pre-approval training
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