Fostering Question 13

How long is it likely to take to become a foster carer?

Generally we aim to get people through the process in about 4 months, but it can take up to 6 months or above depending on individual circumstances. This may seem like a long time, but it is to ensure the safety of the children and young people that come into care. During this time you will be visited multiple times by your allocated Social Worker and will undertake our Skills to Foster training course.

Why Compass Fostering?

With us, you’ll be joining a team of professionals. We give carers the opportunity to build a career in fostering through training, mentoring, involvement in local support groups, recruiting other carers and developing a host of skills that enhance your expertise as a foster carer.

Our foster carers receive extensive support, generous allowances and everything they need to help children and young people find emotional stability and security. We know that while fostering is often highly rewarding, it can also be challenging at times: this is why we constantly look at new and innovative ways of supporting our carer families to minimise any challenges and support the placement.

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