Taking the first step to becoming a foster-carer can often be the biggest. With so many unknowns, the process can feel daunting. But once you’re on that journey and you welcome a child or young person into your home and family, see them smile, grow in confidence and find their way in life, you’ll never look back.
The process to become a foster carer can take four to six months depending on individual circumstances.
Register your interest by calling us on 0800 008 6812 or fill out the make an enquiry form.
Attend one of our information evenings.
One of our Service Managers will explain more about the role, and complete an initial assessment.
Attend a four-day preparation course to gain a deeper understanding of the fostering role, and what’s involved.
You will be allocated a Social Worker who will complete your assessment by visiting you at home between eight and ten times to get to know you and your family. We will undertake a range of checks including Disclosure Scotland and Local Authority checks. As part of the assessment we will also require you to attend a medical examination to establish your fitness to foster.
Go to a fostering panel, where your completed assessment (Form F) will be presented and a final decision made about your approval.