How do I become a Foster Carer?

We’re thrilled to hear that you’re considering becoming a foster carer and we’re sure you want to know what happens next!

You will be pleased to learn that Fosterline can support you throughout this process, from making the initial telephone call or email enquiry to a fostering service, to completing the application form and undertaking the assessment by a social worker which needs to happen before you can be approved as a foster carer.  

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.

What Type of fostering could I do?

Find out more about becoming a foster carer

To find out more about becoming a foster carer, phone Fosterline on 0800 040 7675 to speak to one of our advisors about pursuing a worthwhile career choice giving love and support to children in need of help.