Become a Foster Carer

How long does it take to become a foster carer?

The whole process will usually take approximately 4-6 months, during that time we will appoint a social worker, who will assess your suitability to be a foster carer. You will complete a portfolio of your skills and attend a number of information sessions and a two day ‘Skills to Foster’ course. We will also take up references, carry out a number of background checks and ask you to complete a medical form with your GP. When all this has been completed you will be invited to attend and meet a Panel of advisors where your application will be presented.

How long does it take to become a foster carer?

The whole process will usually take approximately 4-6 months, during that time we will appoint a social worker, who will assess your suitability to be a foster carer. You will complete a portfolio of your skills and attend a number of information sessions and a two day ‘Skills to Foster’ course. We will also take up references, carry out a number of background checks and ask you to complete a medical form with your GP. When all this has been completed you will be invited to attend and meet a Panel of advisors where your application will be presented.