The Fostering Team

After submitting an application form, all prospective foster carers need to undergo assessments.

This is your chance to showcase your qualities for providing a child a safe and nurturing home. It’s also a chance for you to get training and to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of our foster carers.

To ensure the best for children in care, our assessment process is thorough. We gather details about your lifestyle and experiences to make sure you can create a secure environment for a foster child. You’ll have a dedicated social worker who spends a few months getting to know you, your family, and your home. They’ll discuss various aspects of your life, including past relationships, childhood, interests, family, health, and work. We will need to contact references, and your support network will be explored. The process also includes home safety and pet assessments, medical reports, DBS, and residency checks.

This might sound extensive, but our experienced team will be around to guide you through the entire process, to make it as simple as possible.