Before you start your assessment, you’ll need to complete an application form, which asks for basic information like contact details and an overview of your situation.
Being a foster carer with National Fostering Group has been fantastic right from the beginning. They answered my questions, eased my concerns, and gave me the support I needed to get going. Since then, they've provided fantastic support at every opportunity, which has allowed me to make a big difference to the lives of the kids I care for.
This is a basic form that will ask you your full name, contact details and date of birth – the usual things. It will also ask about:
There are no right or wrong answers. You might feel worried about 1 or 2 of these questions – ask your carer recruitment officer to clarify anything you don’t understand.
Take heart and remember that we assess your ability to provide a child with a safe environment where they can thrive. We have foster carers:
Our children are diverse – we need diversity in our foster carers too.