Check if you can be a foster carer
Use this service to help you understand if you can be a foster carer, this will take around 3 minutes.
Before you start
There's no such thing as a 'typical' foster carer; but as part of the approvals process you will need to meet the following criteria:
- be over 21, and capable to meet the demands of parenthood
- be in reasonably good health, fit and well enough to care for children into adulthood
- be able to offer a secure home with a spare room
- have the time to foster