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01684 892 380

Call us from Wales

02920 464 348


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The fostering process

How it works

As you would expect when dealing with foster care for children, there is a detailed and thorough review of your circumstances. We will assist you through every step and ensure you are happy and fully understand the process. This process usually takes about 6 to 7 months.

The assessment starts

with a visit from an FCC Social Worker to gain more information on you which will build on the detail already included in your original application form.


We take up both personal and professional references - people will be asked to comment on your ability to look after and care for children and young people.

Checks + Training

A full medical, DBS & Local Authority check need to be applied for. If all is well, you will attend our Skills to Foster training to learn about the different aspects of fostering, including introductions to others who are also being assessed as carers.


An FCC Social Worker will make a full in-depth assessment of you (and your partner) which will form the basis of the recommendation that you are approved as a Foster Carer.

Fostering Panel

On completion of the assessment, a Form F Report is written and submitted to The FCC Fostering Panel. The panel will consider the report fully. If successful, approval is recommended for specific numbers and ages of children.

You become a registered foster carer!

Get in touch

From England: Call 01684 892380 or email

From Wales: Call 02920 464348 or email

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A company registered in England and Wales, No. 3861213

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