Frequently asked questions
The amount of time it takes to become accredited as a foster carer really depends on your availability but on average it takes between three and six months. You’ll be guided through the process every step of the way. We understand f at any stage you decide foster caring isn’t for you, or the timing just isn’t right - there are no hard feelings.
There are four steps after your first chat to become accredited as a foster carer and be ready for your first placement. As part of this process we’ll talk to you about ensuring you have space in your home for a child.
- Meet our recruitment worker Ana.
- Attend an information session.
- Pass your police and working with children checks.
- Attend three training sessions and four interviews.
More about training:
There are three training sessions as part of the accreditation process. Held on a Saturday, they’re designed to support you in your role, answer your questions and help you gain a thorough understanding of what to expect.