Team Fostering | Your Journey

Your Journey


We will support you through all stages of your fostering journey, from initial enquiries and finding out more right through to placements and your development as an approved foster carer. You will always have one point of contact who will be easily contactable, and in each stage you will be made aware of who this person is and introduced to them accordingly.

Our friendly team are here to answer any questions you have. 

A typical journey to becoming an approved foster carer with Team Fostering is outlined below and you can make your initial enquiry by clicking here.



Initial Enquiry

After receiving an enquiry form or telephone call from you, we'll talk to you about what fostering entails and find out a little more about you.




Home Visit

If both you and us are happy to discuss this further, one of our social workers will come out to visit you and have a more in depth discussion.




Invite to Apply

Our social worker will return to the office and consider your suitibility to foster, and, if we believe it's right, we will invite you to apply.





The assessment is split into two stages and takes up to 6 months. This includes us carrying out legally required checks and references, and obtaining more information from you.





At the end of your assessment you will be invited to a Panel Meeting, where your assessment will be discussed and we might ask any final questions we have.





After the Panel Meeting, all information will be passed across to our Agency Decision Maker who will then confirm your approval as a foster carer with Team Fostering.




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