How to become a foster carer

Step 6 - you are now a foster carer

The worker who has done your assessment and got to know you really well will be your supervising social worker throughout your first year of fostering.

We do this because we feel it's important you have this ongoing relationship and stability while you adjust to your new role and take your first placement.

We also run a specific support group for newly approved foster carers in that first year of approval. You can then make links with people experiencing things at the same time as you and can support each other through that shared experience.