Fostering Assessment Process
A short guide to the assessment process
Step 1 - Make Contact
Call us and book a place on our information session where we can then arrange a home visit.
Step 2 - Training
Attend our Skills-to-Foster four-day course.
Step 3 - Assessment
You will be allocated a social worker to carry out an assessment of your background, life experiences and the qualities you would bring to fostering. This will be reviewed halfway through to check any plans that need to be put into place.
Step 4 - Approval
You will be invited to a Fostering Panel who will give the final decision based on the outcome of your assessment.
Step 5 - Pre-placement
You will be enrolled on our payment system and allocated a Supervising Social Worker who will help you prepare you and your home ready for a child or teenager.
Step 6 - Fostering
Your life as a fully-fledged Foster Carer begins.