FosteringMatters recruits foster carers from a diverse range of backgrounds, ethnicities, geographical locations, economic situations and from differing family compositions. This ensures that we provide the most suitable match to meet the needs of children referred to us. Potential applicants are not discriminated against on grounds of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age or economic status. However, prospective Foster Carers must be able to meet the needs of any child placed.
FosteringMatters carries out rigorous assessments of prospective foster carers and uses the 2013 BAAF Form F as the primary foster carer assessment tool. The process includes a detailed assessment of the candidates’ background including their childhood, their educational experiences, their own life experiences, their upbringing, their own parenting experiences, their values and attitudes to diversity and any specific skills they may have e.g. working with disabilities, working with adolescents. Full checks including DBS, Local Authority checks and references are obtained, considered and contribute to assessment.