Want to find the right agencies in Dorset?
Not sure about what to do next?
What we do.
We provide comprehensive information about foster care and a free agency matching service to help you to reduce the risk of choosing the wrong fostering agency.
How we do it.
One of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Dorset, from our UK Independent Agency Database.
Careers in fostering UK
There is a huge need for more Dorset foster carers. Interested people need to understand the assessment and approval process which involves family background, communication skills, ability to understand the needs of the children and their development, and the flexibility to attend training sessions and various meetings.
Short term, long term, emergency fostering, remand fostering, specialised therapeutic fostering are all different types of fostering in the UK. Depending on personal skills and other circumstances, the fostering agency’s Fostering Panel will decide which types of placements the foster carer can look after.
It may only take four months for the entire assessment process to be completed.
Why use our free service?
Just like people, Fostering Agencies are not all the same. They have different support, allowances, quality of training, and access to respite care and support groups. Not all agencies foster babies, some prefer to look after teenagers, some agencies expect you to be at home full time, others are happy if you have another job.
Let’s get together.
To find out more and to take the next step towards a career as a Dorset foster carer, use our no obligation, free agency matching service by completing our online fostering eligibility quiz, and get fostering right first time!