Foster care application form

Step 3:
Foster care application form

If you're ready to get the ball rolling with your fostering assessment, you'll need to complete an application form. This covers a range of things, including basic personal details and work history, but also asks about your personal circumstances and home life, and why you want to foster.

You can complete this online via a link that we’ll share with you. If you’d prefer to do it on paper, we’ll send you a form in the post.

When we get it back, our assessment manager will consider it in detail and if they’re happy, we’ll assign you a dedicated social worker to help you through the rest of the process. This starts with the fostering assessment, otherwise known as the ‘Form F’.

As well as your dedicated social worker, you’ll have continuous access to your local Fosterplus team throughout your assessment, so you’ll always feel well connected.

fostering assessment

Next step:
fostering assessment

Once your application has been accepted, you'll start your fostering assessment. This takes around 4-6 months to complete and includes a series of social work visits, background checks and references, and some initial training too.

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Reasons to join Fosterplus...

Why choose us?

Everything we do is geared towards this idea of continuity, and it’s something that our foster parents experience too – with stable teams and consistent support and training.

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foster carer support

Support for the family

With Fosterplus, you'll be connected to the support you need 24/7/365. This ranges from a dedicated social worker, regular support groups, direct access to Fosterplus management and an out of hours service.

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foster care allowance calculator

Generous allowances

You’ll benefit from an attractive fostering payment for when a child is in your care, together with other benefits and rewards. Find out how much you could receive using our allowance calculator.

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Ready to take your first step into fostering? We're here to support you on your journey...

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