How long does it take to be approved?

Generally, the Fostering Assessment process takes between 4 and 6 months.

The National Minimum Standards state that an assessment should take no longer that 8 months but in reality it is usually much quicker than that. Our Assessing Social Workers will make a number of visits to your home to assess you and your family in your home environment. There are also a number of checks that take place but we will always strive to ensure your assessment is done in the quickest possible time.

Above all, throughout the assessment process you have 24 hour access to the agency so if you have any concerns about anything, including the time the assessment is taking, we are there to help at every step.