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A Caring Fostering Agency

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There’s no reason to suffer from empty nest syndrome

September 11, 2014

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How ‘Staying Put’ is helping young people make the transition to adulthood

August 26, 2014

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New care service for young people wanting to ‘stay put’

August 14, 2014

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Let’s celebrate foster carers together

August 13, 2014

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  • Stage 1

    Stage 1

    The first step

    For most people the first step in the fostering process will be to pick up the phone or email us with your questions.
    If you are thinking about becoming a foster carer, you will undoubtedly have lots of queries which need resolving – we are here to help you with that.
    If you do have questions, please get in touch and we will talk it over with you.

    Find out more
  • Stage 2

    Stage 2

    The assessment

    After an application is made, you will be assigned a social worker who will stay with you for an assessment period of up to six months.
    Your social worker will conduct formal checks and identify any areas where your skills can be developed.
    At the end of this period your application will go before a fostering panel for approval.

    Find out more
  • Stage 3

    Stage 3

    Post approval

    Once you are approved as a foster carer you will be eligible for a placement immediately.
    We will move things forward quickly at this point. You will be assigned a supervising social worker, who will help you decide what type of placement would be most suitable and will work to find you a match.

    Find out more
  • Stage 1

    The first step

    For most people the first step in the fostering process will be to pick up the phone or email us with your questions.
    If you are thinking about becoming a foster carer, you will undoubtedly have lots of queries which need resolving – we are here to help you with that.
    If you do have questions, please get in touch and we will talk it over with you.

    Find out more
  • Stage 2

    The assessment

    After an application is made, you will be assigned a social worker who will stay with you for an assessment period of up to six months.
    Your social worker will conduct formal checks and identify any areas where your skills can be developed.
    At the end of this period your application will go before a fostering panel for approval.

    Find out more
  • Stage 3

    Post approval

    Once you are approved as a foster carer you will be eligible for a placement immediately.
    We will move things forward quickly at this point. You will be assigned a supervising social worker, who will help you decide what type of placement would be most suitable and will work to find you a match.

    Find out more

Foster carer stories

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Linda

“I have not regretted fostering for a moment. I just wish I had done this years ago. It is so fulfilling and so very worthwhile.”

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Mike and Alison

“It is not like you are given a child and abandoned. The help is there, you just have to ask somebody. And if you do, it can be a hugely rewarding experience.” - Mike

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Elaine & Naresh

“We’ve been extremely lucky to have a close-knit family and to have brought up our own beautiful and talented children. We just wanted to give something back” Elaine

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