The Fostering Assessment Process


The process of becoming a foster carer is a thorough and robust process which will bring your strengths and abilities to the fore as well as ensuring we match you with children and young people who can most benefit from the skills and experience your family has to offer.

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APPOINTMENT AT HOME 

If from the information you have read you would like to continue we will arrange for a Social Worker to visit you at your home. This visit will be an opportunity to discuss your experiences and availability and for you to find out more about the fostering task including the types of fostering placements referred to the organisation.

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SKILLS TO FOSTER TRAINING COURSE

Following this visit, if we are both in agreement, you will be invited to attend the next available “Skills to Foster” course. “Skills to Foster” is a training course designed to give you an insight into all aspects of the fostering task. It will also help you and the organisation make an informed decision as to whether fostering is right for you and your family.

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ASSESSMENT 

The next stage is completing an assessment which is written up using the British Association for Adoption and Fostering Form F, which is used by most fostering agencies for this purpose. A Social Worker will visit you at your home for a series of meetings to talk with you and other members of your family about your household and lifestyle.

The Next Stage

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THE NEXT STAGE

As part of the process the organisation will carry out a series of references and checks such as medicals, DBS checks, work and personal references. On completion of the assessment process a report will be presented to the Fostering Panel who will make a recommendation to the Agency Decision Maker for a decision.

What Do You Need To Foster?


Our Support To Foster Parents


Foster Care Solutions is an established and progressive organisation committed to delivering a high quality service to children, young people, foster carers and local authorities across the North East of England.

We work in partnership with all local authorities in the North East to offer a wide range of fostering placements for children and young people to meet their individual needs. As a Tier 1 provider for all authorities in the Tees Valley we get first opportunity to match a child with you.
Foster Care Solutions are committed to providing our foster carers with a support service that is accessible and effective. Take a look as what Foster Carers within our organisation can expect...

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