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The steps to becoming a foster carer

The application and assessment process involved in becoming an Aspris foster carer is explained below:

Stage 1

Please contact us either by phone, calling 01684 560 333 or by completing a short enquiry form. We will then arrange an informal home visit to find out a little more about you, and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Stage 2

If you want to go ahead following our initial conversation, we will then:

  • Undertake an enhanced criminal records check (DBS check)
  • Arrange for a full medical
  • Begin your home study assessment (Form F) and take up references
  • Book you on our ‘Skills to Foster’ course

Stage 3

Once the assessment is completed, we will present our report to the fostering panel.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at the fostering panel?
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How long will it take for me to become a foster carer?
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Will I have a choice in which children I care for?
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Will I have to give up my job to become a foster carer?
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