How do I become a foster carer?

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When you are ready, ask for a visit from the Fostering Service Providers you feel most positive about. An ‘initial visit’ to your home should be arranged with you and all your family members. It’s much better to have all the family at the meeting so that you can all ask questions and find out more.

Fostering will affect everyone and so needs to be a joint decision.

The ‘initial visit’ also enables the Fostering Service Providers to make an initial assessment of your situation to ensure that there is every chance of success for you, your family and any child or young person that you foster.

Training, support and fees

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Assessment process to becoming a foster carer

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