Becoming a foster carer

Apply to become a foster carer

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, or have any questions, call 01241 435078 or email

We will send you an application pack and arrange a follow up phone call.

We will then arrange to visit you at home. If you are still interested you will be invited to attend preparation training. You will then be asked to submit a formal application for assessment as a foster carer.

At the formal application stage the following steps will take place:

  • ¬†we will carry out an assessment of your home
  • your application will be considered by the fostering panel and by a council representative
  • if your application is successful, we will consider you for a placement