How to become a Foster Carer

Most people could be approved as foster carers within 9 months from their first enquiry.




Get in touch

Request an Information Pack


Meet the Team

We would like to invite you to an information session (online) to find out more. We would then like a (virtual) tour of your home to check your ID and the suitability of your home.


Background Checks

We will give you some forms to complete to undertake background checks.



Skills to Foster training involves six sessions where we discuss the foster carer’s role, the children, working together, safety, behaviour and letting go. The training will help you to make an informed decision about whether fostering is right for you.


Assessment & Panel

The social worker will visit you at least six times to get to know you. Your social worker will present their report to the panel. You can also attend.


What it's really like to be assessed as a foster carer

Our fostering journey - Step by step - Part One

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