What happens next? Our placement officer will spend some time geting to know you some more and will work with you to match you with your first placement.
The prcess to place a child with a foster family includes:
- A local authority will make contact with the placements officer to discuss a child's requirements and ask if we have any suitable carers available.
- The relevant social worker is the provided with the full details of the child and their circumstance and identify a suitable foster family for the child to be placed with.
- The social worker will then contact foster carers to discuss the placement in providing the carer with all the relevant detail. The carer can then agree to decline to take on the placement – carers are not obligated to take on a child or young person if they feel they wouldn’t be a good match.
- If the carer accepts, their Form F document is sent on to the local authority to approve their suitability for the placement.
- If the local authority agrees that the foster family is a suitable match, a FosterCare UK representative and the local authority will liaise to plan the next step.
- The child or young person being placed into care may initially visit their new foster home before moving in to start the placement. A social worker is on hand to provide support throughout this process.
The Support Continues
The team at FosterCare UK will always be with you once you’ve been approved as a foster carer - you will never be on your own.
You will be visited regularly by your supervising social worker and we’ll be on hand to provide help and guidance 24/7 365 days a year.
To find out more about becoming a foster carer, contact us today.