How do I become a foster carer?
Tell us you're interested in fostering
- Complete our enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.
- or call us on 0121 303 7575
- Or, why not come along to one of our information events
Before stage one: Home visit
For all potential foster carers we'll come and meet with you at your family home.
This is a chance for us to get to know about each other. If fostering is right for you and your family, and we agree, we’ll invite you to begin stage one of the fostering process.
It usually take 6 months to be approved as a foster carer.
Stage one ( usually 2 months to complete)
During stage one you'll begin the first round of checks and preparation, this includes invitation to our preparation training. We offer this training either during the day or evening and weekends for working applicants.
Stage two (usually 4 months to complete)
During stage two , you’ll be supported by a dedicated assessment social worker who will prepare your assessment report with you.
The fostering assessment report is presented to the fostering panel meeting which you attend with your social worker. The panel make a recommendation about your suitability to foster.
Placement of children
Once you are approved as a foster carer you will be allocated your own support social worker who will visit and prepare you for your first placement.
When you are ready for a placement you will be considered for any suitable matches of children who need a foster placement.
Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4pm
- Telephone: 0121 303 7575