Will I have to go through the full assessment process again?

Fostering children is considered to be a professional role. As part of the professional team around a child, you will be expected to undertake development that enables you to be the best you can be. We have a therapeutic approach to our fostering and support you to gain an understanding of different approaches and build confidence in your ability as a foster carer. There is some training that you are required to undertake before you can foster, this includes safeguarding, paediatric first aid and “Skills to Foster courses. As you progress as a foster carer, we take every care to ensure that you can access development in a way that suits you best.