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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.

Step 1 Initial Enquiry
SUBMIT

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
NAME

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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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The Support Continues...


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

Ways to
GET IN TOUCH

Our team of friendly fostering advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is right for you.

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Call

You can contact us by phone and speak to our fostering advisors who are available to talk to you about becoming a foster carer.

0800 012 4004

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Email

You can contact us by completing our online form and our fostering advisors will respond to your queries within 24 hours.

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Live Chat

You can chat with us online and you can get the answers to your questions immediately.