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How to apply toBecome 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.

Perhaps you’re wondering how to apply to become a foster parent? 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.

But what are the steps in the process for applying to become a Foster Carer?

 

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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2. Arranging A Home Visit

We will arrange to meet you and your family at your family home to get to know you better and provide you with a chance to ask us questions. Alternatively, we could arrange an online video chat via Zoom or WhatsApp -  other video chat functions are available.

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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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4. Starting The Assessment

You and your social worker will work with each other to complete a Form F assessment.

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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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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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7. Your Placement

You’re now an approved foster carer and ready for a placement. What happens next?

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Ways to
GET IN TOUCH

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.



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Chat with us online today and get the answers to your questions immediately from one of our expert fostering advisors.