Now you’ve had chance to take on board some information about fostering and what’s involved we’re sure you’ll have more questions. A member of the fostering team will visit you at your home for an in-depth chat. This will give you the opportunity to explore the options available to find out if it’s right for you and your family.
At the same time as your assessment you will attend the ‘skills To Foster’ preparation training course. This will give you an understanding of fostering in Sefton. The training helps you to understand why children come into care, as well as your role and responsibilities as a foster carer. During the group you’ll have a chance to meet some experienced foster carers to hear first hand what it’s really like. This training is key to your fostering assessment.
Once you’re approved, you’ll receive information about training opportunities and meet your supervising social worker. Your social worker will work with you to find a suitable match and support you in your role as a foster carer.
Watch Dorsey and her family who have been fostering with Sefton for Six months and hear how fostering has been for them. Click here to watch Dorsey and family