How do I become a Foster Carer?

How do I become a Foster Carer?

If you are reading this article you are in the right place to start becoming a foster carer.

But may I suggest another question… Who do I become a foster carer with?

 You may not know that there two routes into fostering. One is to become a Local Authority foster carer or you can become a foster carer with an independent fostering agency such as ours.

What to look for:

Initial Contact:

● Whichever route you choose, it is all about support and your first contact with a  fostering team will be the most important. This will be the first indication of how your fostering agency responds to you throughout your fostering career.

How do I make Contact:

● We would advise you make telephone contact initially to see if you can speak directly with someone who can provide answers to your questions.

● Is someone willing to visit you, without too much delay, to informally discuss in more detail your interest in making a difference to a young person’s future.

At the meeting:

● Is that person an experienced social worker who understands the fostering task?

● Are they professional in their approach?

● Do they listen to what you have to say?

● Are you given detailed information about the assessment process to become a foster carer?

● Would you feel reassured that you would receive support from that person and the agency?

Next Steps:Why not Enquire now and we will call you, or call the phone number on this website between the hours of 9-00am and 7-00pm weekdays.

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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.