How to apply to
Become a Foster Carer

Perhaps you’re wondering how to apply to become a foster carer? If you’ve brushed up your knowledge on the foster care requirements and you know the implications of what it means to become a foster carer, it could be time for you to put in your application with Capstone Foster Care. Learn more about the fostering process and how to apply to be a foster carer now.

Fostering Process

Step 1 Initial Enquiry

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 or by video chat to get to know you better and provide you with a chance to ask us questions.

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Step 3


Applying To Become
A Foster Carer

The next step will be to complete an application form. 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

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

Training for our foster carers starts as soon as you apply to become a foster parent. All 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 carried out by a panel before your recommendation is made to become a foster carer.

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Step 7

Your Placement

You’re now an approved foster carer and ready for a placement.

What happens next?

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Our Support Continues...

You’ll never be on your own. The team at Capstone Foster Care 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.

For more information about how to apply to become a foster parent, or the fostering process, get in touch with our team now.

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.

Download a Brochure

Download our helpful guide to becoming a foster carer with Capstone Foster Care.