We want to make your experience of becoming a foster carer as supportive and encouraging as we can. We will guide you through your fostering journey, from making an enquiry right through to Panel where you’ll be approved as a foster carer.
Making sure we hold your hand through your fostering journey is important to us and as you start this life changing process, we promise we will:
We will always be available to answer any of your questions about becoming a foster carer. Our friendly advisors will speak to you at a time that suits you. To help you make a decision about whether becoming a foster carer is right for you and your family. You can ask us as many questions as you need to, and we’ll provide you with expert advice.
Whether you contact us by phone or if we visit your home, every member of our team will be courteous, considerate and caring. Becoming a foster carer is a big decision to make and we want you to feel comfortable every step of the way. You and your family will become part of our family.
Through our Skills to Foster programme, we will ensure you have an open and honest view of being a foster carer. This will give you the insight you need to make this life changing decision as you’ll get the opportunity to speak to foster carers and learn about their experiences.
Our highly trained team of experts will support you through the application and assessment process. You’ll have a dedicated, experienced supervising social worker who will work closely with you and will be on hand to answer any of your questions, provide you with the support you need and guide you through to Panel.
As you embark on your fostering journey, every step will be clearly explained. You will be told about the outcome of your Panel recommendation on the same day. You will have the chance to meet with the placements team who will get to know you and your aspirations as a foster carer as soon as you’re approved. They can then start to look for suitable placements.
As an approved foster carer, we will continue to be by your side. We’ll be there for you 24/7, 365 days a year to support you through every placement. We’ll ensure you receive the training and support when you need it and our local team will never be far away to help you through your new life as a foster carer.
If you’re ready to become a foster carer, or you’re simply interested in finding out more about fostering, Excel Fostering can help. Find out more about the fostering requirements and get in touch with a member of our expert and friendly team today.