10 steps to fostering

1. Initial Enquiry

2. We will send you an information pack

3. If you are still interested we will arrange a home visit with you

4. We will carry out the necessary checks via information gathering

5. We will book you onto the Skills to Foster preparation course

6. We will allocate a social worker to undertake your assessment; we anticipate this will take about 4 months

7. You will be invited to the office to complete an application form

8. Together we attend the Diagrama fostering panel to consider your application

9. Diagrama’s Agency Decision Maker will formally decide your suitability to foster

10. Once your approval is through we will work with you on the matching process to find a child or children to be placed with you.