How to become a Foster Carer, Step by Step

Most people could be approved as foster carers within 12 months from their first enquiry.


Initial Enquiry
Information Pack
Initial Visit
Police and Health Checks
Skills to Foster Training
Matching and Placement
Attend information evening.
We will need to check your ID and the suitability of your home.
You will be given some forms to complete.
This is a 3 day course covering all aspects of fostering.
Complete the application form provided on the last day of training.
The social worker will visit you at least 6 times to get to know you.
Your social worker will report their findings to the panel. You can also attend.
The panel will make a recommendation to the Agency Decision Maker for approval.
We will contact you with details of a child requiring foster care.
Request an information pack
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