Fostering assessment questions
There’s no set list of questions that will need to be answered during a fostering assessment as everybody’s personal circumstances are unique. Instead, we explore a number of areas, including;
- Childhood experiences
- Past and current relationships
- Working history
- Relationships with birth children (if applicable)
- Health – both mental and physical (including a medical examination with your GP)
- Family and support networks
- The safety and suitability of your home, including pets
- Your motivations for fostering
- Your availability
Speak to our team today
One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your fostering queries.
You can get in touch by filling out our online enquiry form with any queries that you may have.
Your local office
We have local teams covering most of England. Find your local office today.
Frequently asked questions
What checks are carried out?
We’ll carry out various checks, such as an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service), local authority and health and safety checks, as well as collect a number of personal and professional references.
These checks and references are a vital part of the application process to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children and young people we may place with prospective foster parents.
Who will be assessing me?
You'll be assessed by a fully qualified social worker with assessment experience. The social worker may work for Orange Grove or may be an independent assessing social worker.
How much is a foster parent paid?
Got some more questions? Find out the answers here.