Recruitment and assessment process

Overview

Becoming a foster carer is a straightforward process, but the assessment can take different lengths of time depending upon your personal circumstances.

On average, the process should take around 16 to 20 weeks from your first expression of interest until your approval, if you are successful.

Information security

The information that fostering applicants share with us is held securely on a database in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. 

We also undertake an internet screening of all fostering applicants, in accordance with guidance provided by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF).