What happens after approval?

The fostering application can take around 6 months, it’s a lengthy process.

If you’ve applied and completed your Form F, the next stage is to attend panel. The panel will decide whether or not you should be a foster carer. So what happens after approval?

This is an exciting time for new foster carers. Once approved, you can expect to start your first placement. As soon as we find a placement we think you would be well suited to, you can put your fostering skills into practice!

It’s important to remember that you won’t be alone, when you are fostering. You’ll be assigned a social worker, who will be there, should any issues arise. Here at GLF, we run a 24 hour system, so there is always someone you can talk to.

Fostering Questions

We will try to answer all your questions

Birth Children

Can you foster if you haven’t had your own birth children?

Past Criminal Convictions?

We all have a past, but having a criminal conviction in your history might not stop you fostering


What kind of jobs, if any, allow you to foster alongside?

Do you have pets?

Find out how fostering and pets can work.


How long does the fostering assessment take?

Who needs fostering?

What kind of children need foster homes?

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