Your journey to becoming a foster carer

Read our step by step guide to becoming a foster carer.

Fostering step by step illustration

Research and information gathering

Complete an online enquiry, call us, or e-mail us

Information event

Initial home visit

Application and start of assessment

Stage 1 - Background checks and references

Stage 1 - Attend Skills to Foster training course

Stage 2 - Home visits

Stage 2 - Assessment report

Stage 2 - Fostering panel

Stage 2 - Agency decision maker

Stage 2 - Meet your Supervising Social Worker and Buddy

Stage 2 - Start fostering

Stage 2 - Continue your fostering journey with ongoing support and training