An in depth guide to fostering

Last updated: 26 January 2022

8. How to progress your fostering application

You can prepare for and progress you application in a number of ways.

Contact us

Call us on 01296 674 973 or contact us online to complete an enquiry. We can have a personalised chat about fostering and your circumstances.

You can also book in an initial visit. This is where one of our team visits your home to determine whether the time and situation is right for you to have the full fostering assessment.

Once you are in the assessment process, we can also arrange for you to be linked with one of our foster carers who lives near you.

Increase your experience with children

Increase your experience in caring for children other than your own. You can do this by volunteering at:

  • scout groups
  • nurseries
  • youth groups
  • Sure Start
  • baby clinics at the GP surgery
  • schools
  • libraries

You will need to wait until the DBS is returned, unless you have one already.

Read up about fostering

Go to the Coram BAAF website and the Fostering Network web pages where you will find a huge amount of useful advice, support and resources about fostering.