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I am interested – what do I have to do?

We’re really pleased you want to take it further and the next step is getting in touch by calling us on 01234 718718 or emailing adoptionandfostering@bedford.gov.uk

 

We will have a chat with you, ask some questions and take your details. We’ll then arrange for an Initial Visit to take place; a Social Worker will come to your house to discuss fostering in more detail and answer any questions you might have. At this stage, we will also carry out the statutory checks that are required.

 

The next stage is completing an application form and starting the assessment process. You will be expected to attend Skills to Foster training, which will give you a more in-depth understanding of fostering. This will then progress onto a full and comprehensive assessment of you and your family, which normally lasts 4-6 months.

 

Once this is complete, we will present your case to panel, where recommendations will be made for approval.

 

Finally, once you are approved, you’ll have your first placement.

 

We’re really keen to hear from you, so please call us on 01234 718718 or email adoptionandfostering@bedford.gov.uk

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