The Fostering Assessment Process
The journey to fostering is different for everyone. It normally takes around 6 months to go through the assessment process, although this largely depends on your personal circumstances.More info
Yes. Although it’s a big decision to make, we will give you all of the help you need and make everything as easy as possible.
Move to FFI and we will give you:
The first thing that we will need is your consent to ask your current agency for a reference. If that is in order, we will request your fostering file from them and then one of our social workers will then arrange to visit you to talk about your experience, training needs and complete health and safety checks, et cetera. We will also need updated Garda vetting and medicals and all of this information is put into a report before a decision on your transfer is made.
Giving you all the support you need so that you, in turn, can give the children in your care all the support they need to live healthy, secure lives. That is our No. 1 priority.