Components of the Process
These include proof of identity, Criminal Records Bureau checks on all in household over 16, government checks, County Council records, probation and other local agencies, other local authorities or agencies where previous application made, disqualification under Disqualification from Caring for Children Regulations.
Two nominated referees to be interviewed, with the option of interviewing a member of the wider family; written references from present/most recent employer.
Visits to Applicants’ Home
Applicants will be seen in their own homes in order to assess both the suitability of the accommodation and to get a sense of the physical and emotional environment they provide.
Discussion with Applicants
Gathering of factual information, and exploration of how applicant’s life experience has enabled and will enable him/her to develop the qualities, skills and aptitudes necessary for the fostering task.