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How to apply to
Become a Foster Carer

Considering becoming a foster carer, but unsure how to apply? If you’ve brushed up your knowledge on the foster care requirements, as well as knowing the implications of what it means to become a foster carer, this could be the time to put in your application with FosterCare UK.

Step 1 Initial Enquiry

To begin the process, you can contact us by completing an online form, requesting a call back or we can send you an information pack.

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Step 2

Arranging A Home Visit

We will arrange to meet you and your family at your family home. Alternatively, we can arrange this via video chat. This meeting allows us to get to know you better, and provides you with a chance to ask us questions.

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Step 3


Applying To Become
A Foster Carer

Next, you will need to complete an application form. At this point, you will also then be assigned a social worker who will work with you throughout the process.

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Step 4

Starting The Assessment

At this stage, you and your social worker will work with each other to complete a Form F assessment.

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Step 5 Skills To Foster

As soon as you apply to become a foster parent, foster care training begins. All of our prospective foster carers are required to attend our ‘Skills to Foster’ training course.

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Step 6

Going To Panel

Final checks are then carried out by a panel before your recommendation to become a foster carer is made.

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Step 7

Your Placement

Congratulations - you’re now an approved foster carer, and ready
for a placement!

So, what happens next?

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The Support Continues...

As a member of the FosterCare UK family, you’ll never be on your own. The team here will be with you every step of the way, even when you’ve been approved as a foster carer.

You will be visited regularly, and we’ll be on hand to provide help and guidance 24/7 365 days a year.

Ways to

Start the conversation today. Our team of friendly advisors are on hand to answer any foster care questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is the right path for you. 

Request a
call back

Contact us by completing our online form and one of our fostering advisors will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

Call us

Contact us by phone and one of our friendly fostering experts will be on hand for any foster care advice and support you require.

Live chat

Chat with us online today and get the answers to your questions immediately from one of our expert fostering advisors.