You may have been thinking of fostering for a long time, waiting for the right time….. to be settled, for the children to grow up and so on. At Chrysalis Care, we know how important it is that you have thought through, carefully, why you want to foster and started to consider the impact of fostering upon your life. As well as transforming the lives of children and young people, fostering undoubtedly will change yours and that of your family.
The next step is to contact Chrysalis Care and we will talk you through some basic questions, to make sure that you are in a position to be a potential foster carer…for example, the need for you to have a spare room for fostering. You’ll need to complete a brief application form and will be visited by our experienced staff, to have an informal chat about fostering and to answer any queries you may have. If all parties are keen, we’ll begin the assessment process, which is quite in depth and will involve you attending training and us undertaking background checks. Once the assessment is complete and all are agreeable, you’ll be forwarded for approval and once approved, will be a fully fledged foster carer, ready for your first child or young person to be placed with you. Keep an eye out for further blogs, giving you insight into how it feels to be a brand new foster carer! We look forward to hearing from you.