Become a Foster Carer — What Needs To Be Done

Becoming a foster carer is regarded to be the most rewarding experience that you can go through. You get the chance to raise a child who is underprivileged so that they get the best possible upbringing in your care before they can get a permanent residence.

Foster caring is a huge decision to make as you will be taking care of a young child’s wellbeing which can be tricky if you haven’t had children of your own. If you are truly interested in becoming a foster carer, then there are some steps that you must follow.

To begin with, you need to contact your local care agency and ask them for details about becoming a foster carer. They will get you information as well as answer any queries that you might have. They will then visit you at your home to discuss fostering with you further. If you decide that you want to carry on, then the next step will be requestioned for an application. The advisor will then decide whether or not you are eligible or not.

Fostering Application Process

The application process can take anywhere from four to six months depending on your family situation. It is during this process that you get to understand clearly how the process of Coventry Fostering works and how being a foster caregiver affects your life and your family.

The Fostering Coventry agency will collect all your data, conduct background checks and contact your references. They will also require a medical exam from your GP and the standard safety check of your home. Be sure that you give open and honest reports and if any questions arise, do ask. You must know that the agency is after approving you as they need foster families but their core business here is to ensure that the needs of the children in care are met first and foremost.


Throughout the assessment process, a social worker will be visiting you on several occasions. IT will be a requirement that you attend a training session after which the assessment result is passed to the fostering panel who decide whether or not you are eligible to be a foster carer. You will be involved in the entire decision-making and can attend the panel meeting.

The Foster Care Review

Once approved, you will be given ongoing support by the Supervising Social Worker. They will support you in the fostering and conduct a yearly review. During the review, you and your family, including any foster children, share your experiences with foster care and what you have achieved so far, and what you feel you need in regards to additional training and support. Read more at this website about foster care.