Are you wondering how to apply to become a foster carer? If you’ve familiarised yourselves with the foster care requirements and you know the implications of what it means to become a foster carer, it could be time for you to put in your application with Excel Fostering.
You can get in contact with us by completing an online form, requesting a call back or, alternatively, we can send an information pack to your home.Find out more
Arranging A Home Visit
We will arrange a home visit to meet you and your family, or a video chat to get to know you better. This will provide you with a chance to ask us questions, and get to know one another.Find out more
Applying To Become
A Foster Carer
The next step will be to complete an application form. At this point, you will also be assigned a social worker who will work with you throughout the process.Find out more
Starting The Assessment
To begin the assessment process, you and your social worker will work with each other to complete a Form F assessment.Find out more
Training for our foster carers begins as soon as you apply to become a foster parent. All of our prospective foster carers are required to attend our ‘Skills to Foster’ training course.Find out more
Going To Panel
At this stage, final checks are carried out by a panel before your recommendation is made to become a foster carer.Find out more
You are now an approved foster carer, and you’re ready to begin your fostering placement.
What happens next?Find out more
You’ll never be on your own. The team at Excel Fostering will be with you even when you’ve been approved as a foster carer.
As part of the Excel family, you will be visited regularly - and we’ll be on hand to provide help and guidance 24/7 365 days a year. Simply get in touch to find out more.
Start the conversation today. Our team of friendly advisors are on hand to answer any foster care questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is the right path for you.