If you meet our Eligibility Criteria and would like to discuss becoming a foster carer with Team Fostering, the first stage is making an enquiry.
You can do this by using our online form here or, if you would prefer to speak to us on the phone, you can reach us on 0800 292 2003.
Our Recruitment Administrator, Sam, will go over some initial information with you, finding out a little more about you and your suitability to foster. This will be done over the phone, with the opportunity for you to ask us any questions of your own. We operate some late evenings so that we can fit an initial call in with your current schedule or working pattern. At the end of the conversation, assuming that both parties feel it is right to continue, we will arrange an initial home visit.
Your home visit will be conducted by our Recruitment Social Worker. The main aim of this face-to-face visit is for us to get a more in-depth feel for your background, lifestyle, experience and skills, but it also gives us the opportunity to look at the environment in which you would potentially be providing foster care.
Following this, if our Recruitment Social Worker is confident that it is appropriate to continue, we will come back to you as an agency within 2 days of your visit with a formal ‘invite to apply.’ The team will be at hand during the enquiry process should you have any questions or need any support. You can read more about the assessment process here.