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The Assessment

Starting The Assessment

You and your social worker will work with each other to complete a Form F assessment. This part of the assessment will help us to identify whether you and your partner, if you're making a joint application, are suitable to be approved as a foster carer and to agree the types of fostering you will be approved for.

During the assessment you’ll work alongside us to help us capture, in the Form F, why you would be a good foster parent and how your current family and the environment you live in will help to improve the lives of children and young people who may be placed in your care.

There will be a number of planned meetings in your home or via an online video chat that will provide the opportunity to gather and share information. It will give you the chance to find out more about becoming a foster carer and the role you will play in building brighter futures for children and young people.

Checks and references

  • During the assessment process, we will also need to carry out a number of checks and will require some references.
  • You will require a medical check at your local GP and the cost of that will be paid by Capstone Foster Care. If you’re making a joint application, then all parties will require this check. This will help us understand whether you and/or your partner are fit and able to look after children.
  • Your previous medical history will not be shared with us, your GP will provide us with recommendations and let us know of any reasons that may affect you becoming a foster carer.
  • We’ll also undertake a check with your local authority to check you are not known to social services for any reason that may compromise your application to become a foster carer.

If you want to find out more about starting the assessment to become a foster carer, contact us today.

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.