Fostering is a life choice open to anyone who is able to demonstrate that they have the capacity and skills to look after someone else’s child safely within their home.
There is no age limit to fostering. You will be required to undertake a medical assessment via your GP to ensure that you are physically and emotionally fit to undertake the task of fostering.
Yes. We offer a broad training programme along with childcare-related qualifications. As part of your assessment prior to becoming approved as a foster carer, you will be required to undertake four days of Skills to Foster training as part of your induction.
It will all depend on the individual plan of the child placed in your care. Some children need a foster family until they leave school. Some children have time-limited placements, which is in line with their care plan. Some children are placed on a respite basis. You will be aware of each child’s individual needs and duration of stay.
Yes, prior to it being agreed that a child will be placed in your care, Fusion Fostering will share all information with you and discuss if the child is an appropriate match. Although some children are required to be placed in an emergency, the ideal is that every child is placed following introductions.
A previous criminal conviction would not necessarily disqualify you from fostering, it would depend upon the nature of the conviction and when it occurred. It is standard for us to do a DBS check, so we would need you to discuss any convictions with us as soon as possible so that we can decide whether or how it might affect your application. This information would remain confidential at all times.