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The Assessment

Starting The Assessment

On completion of your application form ,you and your assigned social worker will work together to complete a Form F assessment. The assessment will help us to identify whether you are suitable to be approved as a foster carer and to agree the types of fostering you will be approved for.

During the assessment you will work with us to help us to understand why you would be a good foster carer and how your current family dynamics and the environment you live in will help to improve the lives of children and young people.

You will need to be available to attend a number of planned meetings in your home or via an online video chat that will provide the opportunity for us to gather and share information. It will give you the opportunity to find out more about fostering and the role you will play in making a diffrence to children and young people's lives.

Checks and references

  • During the assessment process, we will carry out a number of checks and will require some references.
  • A medical check at your local GP will be required and the cost of that will be paid by FosterCare UK. If you’re making a joint application, then all parties will require this check. This will help us understand whether you and/or your partner are fit and healthy.
  • Your previous medical history will not be shared with us, your GP will provide us with recommendations and let us know of any reasons that may affect you ability  to become a foster carer.
  • We’ll also undertake a check with your local authority to check you are not known to social services for any reason that may compromise your application to foster.

If you want to find out more about starting the assessment to become a foster carer, contact us today.

Thinking of fostering?

If you’ve got any questions or would like to find out more about fostering with FosterCare UK, fill out the form below.
An experienced fostering advisor from your local area will then be in touch.

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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. 

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

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

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