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Fostering

Approval process

Following your Introduction to Fostering at our preparation course and the completion of your assessment, a report (Form F) will be written which will be shared with you.

The report will be presented to the Fostering Panel which you will be invited to attend.

The social worker who has been working with you during this time will also attend the Panel with you. The Panel's role is to discuss your application and hear from you how you have found the process following which they will make a recommendation to your suitability to foster.

It is the Agency Decision Maker who makes the final decision about your approval and he/she will inform you within 21 days of their decision.