Process for Applicants

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Initial enquiry to Fusion Fostering made via the website, email or telephone call

An informal chat with a member of the Fusion Fostering Social Care team, an enquiry pack sent out and a home visit arranged

A home visit by a Fusion Fostering Social Care Team member where an application form and all relevant forms will be given if its felt appropriate to proceed to undertake the “Skills to Foster Training Course”

Initial 3 day Skills to Foster Training Course

Decision not to proceed

Decision to proceed

If you decide to proceed in becoming a foster carer the application form and all the relevant documents given will need to be completed by the 4th day

Home Study/ Assessment Process (Approx. 3-5 months)
Includes Referee Visits
Medical / DBS Checks
Local Authority Checks

Completed Skills Assessment presented to Fusion Fostering Panel

Not Approved as Carer’s by Fostering Panel

Approved as Foster carer

Appeals Process (if required)