… But what’s involved in becoming a foster carer?
Many people ask ‘can I foster?’ The answer is mostly likely to be yes! But becoming a foster parent sounds like there’s a lot of paper work involved. This guide will bring some clarity on what is involved in becoming a foster parent
There are many misconceptions about who can foster, but in reality if pretty much anyone can apply to foster as long as they have a spare room and a passion and interest in being around and caring for children.
You are eligible to apply to foster regardless of whether you are:
When you apply to become a foster carer with Apple Fostering, there are a number of steps that you will go through:
the types of foster care we provide.
This process will include meeting with your immediate family and discussing your living arrangements and requesting references. Please note, the assessment process can take up to six months.
approve you as a foster carer. You may be asked to attend a meeting with the fostering panel and with us before we make the make the final decision. The results of the assessments will also give recommendations of which kind of child
will be best suited to you.
As part of the preparation and assessment potential foster carers’ complete fostering training. Training is available from Apple fostering to ensure you deliver the highest standard of care. Specific training is available to match
the requirements of children who need to be cared for. Foster carers receive ongoing training throughout their time with apple fostering to ensure that they pass their annual review and successfully provide for the children they look
At Apple fostering we aim to deliver the highest standards on behalf of children and young people. We follow the fostering regulations with great detail to ensure that our carers deliver the best support for children.
To find out more or to register you interest get in touch on 0345 057 3845 or complete our online inquiry form.