As stated elsewhere on our website, the Fostering role can often be quite a demanding one so we also need to make sure that our Foster Carers are reasonably fit, healthy and emotionally available to be able to respond to the needs of a child. The assessment process allows applicants to explore in more depth role and expectations of a Foster Carer and also gives our organisation the opportunity to establish that applicants truly have the skills, understanding and dedication it takes to foster.
The Assessment Process can often be daunting and applicants should be mindful that we will need them to speak openly and honestly about their past and present lives. Most people find the assessment process to be very enjoyable and state that they enjoyed the opportunity to reflect on their past lives and take time to consider how they got to the point of wanting to become a foster carer. The Assessment Process generally takes around 6 months and you will be assigned an Assessing Social Worker who will work with you complete the form-f assessment, which is required to become a Foster Carer.
You can read more about each stage of the Fostering Assessment below.
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