This assessment is set out in a standardised format and is typically completed in a timescale of around 12 to 16 weeks. Like our Adoption (PAR) Assessments, we believe in providing a comprehensive assessment of the potential carer's strengths and weaknesses to give the panel a realistic view of the applicant's skills, knowledge and abilities.
The 'Form F' is written in a standardised format set out by The British Association of Adoption and Fostering. The format covers all the details that needs to be addressed within the assessment.
Such assessments are lengthy and complex pieces of work and may require a number of visits. As part of the assessment the worker will not only interview the applicant and their family but also look at their support networks and take up references.
Our assessor will provide clear and structured recommendations around the abilities of the applicant and the form of foster care they would be best suited to.
The cost of a fostering assessment is £2,000 plus expenses depending on the geographical location of the client. Please contact us for a full quotation. As a guide, the hourly rate is £25 for travelling time plus mileage.