Thinking of fostering?
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Fostering Assessment

The fostering assessment process is not just form filling, but an opportunity to find out more about your ideas of parenting, caring, and what elements of support you may have already.

The assessment will lay the foundation for you becoming a professional carer.

The major elements of the assessment process involve home and individual visits, health, police, and statutory reference checks, together with attendance at the “Skills to Foster” preparation course.

Once the assessment has been completed to the satisfaction of you and your assessing social worker we will have gained a valuable insight into three main competences:

  • Caring for children
  • Working with birth families
  • Working as part of a team in the area of Child Care Knowledge and Skills

Child Care Knowledge and Skills

The final stage of your journey to becoming a foster carer is the Foster Panel, where a team of independent professionals with various backgrounds and skills will review your assessment.

The foster panel will make a recommendation to us about your suitability to foster.

Regional Foster Families will continue to support you throughout your time as a carer and will be inviting you to various training courses, events and support groups which will enable you to develop new skills and improve on your technique whilst keeping you up to date with current legislation.

Thinking of Fostering?
Thinking of Fostering?

Thinking About Fostering

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent and have or will have a spare room in the near future, then please don’t hesitate to call us on 08000 19 11 65 or fill in the enquiry form below.

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Thinking of Fostering?
Thinking of Fostering?

Thinking About Fostering

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent and have or will have a spare room in the near future, then please don’t hesitate to call us on 08000 19 11 65 or fill in the enquiry form below.

Your region / location?

How did you hear about us?