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Foster carers should never feel pressured!

July 31, 2014

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Fostering – a flexible career choice

July 29, 2014

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Thinking about fostering? First answer these questions

July 24, 2014

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Younger adults encouraged to become foster carers

July 22, 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

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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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