Foster Carer Requirements

Foster Carer

Foster Carer Requirements

Provided there is a favourable response to background checks – anyone can potentially become a foster carer. We provide comprehensive training and ongoing support to you and your family, which starts from your first contact with us. It is important to remember that the rewards to be gained from fostering can be immeasurable and we also give you a generous allowance.
As you might expect, caring for other peoples’ children is a task which is heavily regulated. The main legislative framework relating to the provision of foster care comes from:
Underpinning all the above is an attempt to protect and promote the best interests of children and young people.

At Acorn we take our role in protecting children very seriously and will make every effort to ensure that the people we approve are suitable to care for children.

We are required to undertake a range of checks on all applicants and anyone over the age of 18 living with, frequently visiting or staying overnight with the applicant.
The assessment of potential carers also involves a medical examination by your GP.

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