Everyone who wants to become a foster carer has to go through a formal assessment. You will be invited to make a formal application and to give written consent for the required checks and references. If at any stage you or your family decide fostering is not for them you can withdraw your application and we will stop your assessment. The assessment to become a foster carer is a two stage process.
Stage 1 includes the collection of information from checks and references and your attendance at a preparation to foster training course. Stage 2 includes the writing of an assessment report evidencing your suitability to foster. The assessment report is undertaken as a series of home visits by a fostering social worker who is allocated to carry out your assessment.
In order to progress to stage 2 you must successfully complete stage 1.