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What are the benefits of being a GLF Foster Carer?

We’re more than just an agency, we’re a community that set’s out to inspire and build aspirations in each other. Together we can help shape a future for a young person which is full of hope and positive aspirations.

As a GLF foster carer you can expect: 

You probably have a lot of questions about fostering.

Luckily we have a lot of experience, so can usually answer them honestly. We are really happy to have an informal chat with you, about fostering, whether you are suitable, and what it’s really like. So why not arrange a 15 minute call – we promise you it will save you several hours of searching the internet for answers, plus, we really love talking to people about fostering.

How does the approval process work?

When someone starts thinking about fostering, the first question they normally ask is “how long until I can foster?”. Whilst everyone’s fostering journey is unique, we’ve set out some of the major steps below.

Initial Telephone Call

Give us a call today, and we can answer all your questions about fostering, and your suitibility

Home Visit

Within a week of the initial call we'll visit you at home (this might be virtually), to get to know you and your family.

Preparatory Training

You will then attend a 2 day course with us, which helps you explore more the practicalities of fostering

4 Month Assessment

You'll be assigned a social worker who will carry out a fostering assessment on you, which explores your past and motivations to foster.