Fostering home visit

Step 2:
home visit

The home visit has a big part to play in helping us get to know each other better. Usually, this is exactly what it says: a visit to you, in your own home, by one of our experienced team members who’ll support you with your application.

We’ll tell you about fostering and the rewards – financial and emotional. We’ll explain how we support you, and what training we offer. We’ll ask you why you want to foster, and a little bit about your life and circumstances. We’ll also answer any questions or concerns you might have. We keep it informal and friendly and there’s no pressure to take things further.

Right now, however, it might not be possible to visit you at home, and so we’re able to do it online via video call. It’s different, but it still works, and the format’s the same. Usually, the visit takes around an hour or two but could be a little longer depending on the discussion. We want you to be comfortable, so there’s no hurry.

Foster care application form

Next step:

After the home visit, you can take as long as you like before deciding on whether you wish to continue. There’s no pressure either way. But if you’re happy to go on, the next step is to complete our application form.

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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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