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Journey to fostering

The Foster Carer Application Process

This is a rough guide to the key steps involved in becoming a foster carer. Beta Care will guide you through the process and will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have along the way.The whole process should take no more than 8 months.

step 1

Contact Beta Care Services!

The most important step is the first step! Get in touch with us and start your fostering journey today!

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step 2

Introductory questions

Answer some introductory questions with a Beta Care Social Worker.

step 3

Initial home visit

This will be carried out by a Beta Care Social Worker.

step 4

Second home visit

This will be carried out by a Beta Care Social Worker and a Beta Foster Carer.

step 5

Initial training

This will be carried out over 6 - 8 sessions in your own home or at Beta Care Services

step 6

Formal application

Complete your application form and provide ID for statutory checks

step 7

Begin assessment process

This will be carried out by a social worker

step 8

Attend fostering panel

Some info about this step

step 9

Approved/Not approved

This is the final step in the process...