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 if 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.
- Attend an information session.
- Pass your police and working with children checks.
- Attend training sessions and assessment interviews.
More about training:
There are three training sessions as part of the accreditation process. Training is run over two-three sessions varied from weekends to evenings to meet the needs of applicants, they’re designed to support you in your role, answer your questions and help you gain a thorough understanding of what to expect.