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Steps to becoming a Foster Carer

Becoming a Foster Carer is a big decision and one that you may have been thinking about for a while.

We know that the process can seem a bit daunting, but rest assured, we have a whole team dedicated to guiding you through the process – from helping you work out if being a Foster Carer is right for you and your family, right through to your approval and beyond.

Here’s an overview of each step of the journey to becoming a Foster Carer.


Initial enquiry

The first step is to get in touch with our friendly Fostering Recruitment team for an initial chat. Do this by completing our online enquiry form or by giving us a call on 0330 222 7775.

This provides an opportunity to have an informal conversation where we can find out a little bit more about you and you can ask any questions you might have.

Once we’ve had a chat there are a number of directions you can go

We know becoming a Foster Carer is a big decision so whatever you decide there won’t be any pressure from us.

next steps

Home visit


if you're eligible


Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3 - Panel

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