So, you’ve made the leap. You’ve taken the first step on your journey to becoming a foster carer. Congratulations!
You’re probably feeling excited, apprehensive or even a bit scared; this is totally normal! The fostering assessment is a process which is unusual for a person to go through, and it is incredibly thorough because it needs to be; to safeguard your family and the children you will care for.
There are things that you can begin to think about to prepare for the assessment process. These helpful hints and tips should give you some ideas about how to get the most out of your assessment, and how to make the process as streamlined as possible.
Most importantly, try to enjoy the assessment! Its goal is to showcase your skills and qualities, so tell us what they are! Have confidence in yourself and know that what you are ultimately aiming to do is rewarding, fulfilling and admirable beyond measure. Good luck!
Team Fostering is an independent, not-for-profit fostering agency that covers the North East, Yorkshire and East Midlands.
If you're thinking about fostering but would like to know more about the assessment process, contact us:
call us on 0800 292 2003
email us via firstname.lastname@example.org
submit an online enquiry form by clicking here
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