Once you have completed our online application form a member of the Safe Base Fostering team will make contact with you to determine if you meet our criteria. Once passed you will be invited to attend our “skills to foster” where you will be given in depth knowledge and have the opportunity to meet the team and ask any questions you may have.
A qualified social worker will arrange a series of visits in order to carry out an in depth assessment about your life history, significant relationships, and family members. Whilst also assessing your knowledge and understanding of the children that are needing foster placements. This will ensure we match children to you who are suited to your environment. We undertake a number of checks, a DBS and local authority check, personal references and we ask you to have a health assessment carried out by your GP.
Following the completion of your form F assessment, it will be then submitted to panel who will make a recommendation, the agency decision maker will make the final decision and you will be informed of the decision before you leave panel.