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The Process

The 7 step process to fostering; a flexible, home- based career.

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Enquiry

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You contact us via the telephone, our web form or by meeting us face to face at an event. We’ll take some basic details from you...

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Initial Assessment

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Once we’ve received your Expression of Interest form, we’ll do some initial checks and one of our social workers will give you a...

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Application

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Before the course begins, the fostering team will send an Application Form out to you, either in the post or via email. You complete...

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Skills to Foster

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Skills to Foster is the 3-day pre-approval training course. It’s a standard course that all foster carers in the UK undertake...

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Assessment

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Once you’ve completed Skills to Foster, you will be allocated an assessing social worker and your formal assessment will begin...

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Approval

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Once your assessment report is completed, you’ll be sent a draft for you to add to/ amend any details that may need tweaking etc...

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Fostering

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Congratulations! Welcome to the fostering family. Your supervising social worker will come out and visit you to do your...

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Virtual information sessions

Due to the current situation regarding Covid19, all our sessions are run remotely via video conferencing.

Our next session is:

Monday 11th October at 6pm ***Book Now***

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What’s New?

A welcome return to our events programme

Foster4 were delighted to attend Disability Awareness Day 2021, a welcome return to our events programme. Foster4 attracts new foster carers and celebrates Disability Awareness...

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27 Sep 2021 | Uncategorised

'Glastonbury for Kids' free festival fun for fostering families

We were privileged to once again be able to provide our fostering families with complimentary tickets to Geronimo Festival. Read our latest feature about the...

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16 Sep 2021 | Uncategorised

Back to school? How does it work for children in care?

Would-be foster carers often ask us how school places are managed for children in care. Do children move to a school close to the foster...

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9 Sep 2021 | Uncategorised
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