INTRODUCTION

Fostering children in Taunton can be a very rewarding experience. Often, the children that will be in your care would not have had the best start in life and there may be a number of issues that they are experiencing. This can sometimes mean that fostering is a challenging career choice, but being able to make a difference in the lives of children offers rewards that you will not find in many other jobs.

FOSTERING

If you are interested in fostering in Taunton then you will need to be approved by Somerset County Council. There is a specific process that will need to be followed and this process can take between six and eight months to complete.

There are a number of steps that you cool need to follow from the initial contact that you make with the council right through to you having a child placed with your family. There are obvious checks that will need to be made as part of the process to assess how suitable you are to be able to foster a child.

You will have a detailed background check carried out on you and other members of the household. You cool also have to go through several interviews and meet with a panel of social workers as part of the suitable assessment.

If fostering is something that you have been considering, then there is plenty of more information available on
Somerset County Council website. Fostering will have a huge impact on your life and that of your family and so it is not really something that can be taken on lightly. The council may be able to put you in touch with other families that foster so that you can find out more information and talk to people that really know what is like on a day to day basis.