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Assessment and Approval of Foster Carers Course

This course – also available as part of our Children’s Workforce Induction bundle – will equip you with the skills you need to understand the two key information gathering stages of the foster care process.

In this child in need assessment course you’ll learn about the differences between Stage 1 and Stage 2 and gain a solid foundation of understanding around the process. You’ll learn how basic information is gathered at Stage 1 and then built upon with more detailed information at Stage 2.

You’ll also learn about the importance of the assessment process and fostering process to the welfare of a young person/young people.

On completion, you’ll get a course certificate, complete with your name, CPD hours, the date and learning objectives. This course also contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.

If you’re looking for a course that covers the assessment process for foster carers, then it’s worth checking out our Assessment and Approval of Adopters course.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a comprehensive knowledge of:

  • The foster carer assessment process and timescales, from application to approval
  • Two-stage approval, including Stage 1 and Stage 2 plans
  • What information is gathered during the assessment
  • What happens if a person is assessed as being unsuitable to foster
  • The roles and functions of the fostering panel
  • Where to go for advice and guidance


  • Assessment and Approval of Foster Carers
£20.00 Exc VAT
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • PDF certificate
  • Unlimited replays
  • 12 months access

Group discounts for organisations

To access multiple courses, or to purchase multiple licences for your organisation or local authority, contact us directly at or 01273 091 301, for information on group discounts.

Annual Solutions

We provide cost-effective annual solutions allowing up to 5, 10, 20 or a whole library of digital courses starting from £12 per learner, subject to requirement. Contact for more information.

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6 reviews for Assessment and Approval of Foster Carers Course

I found it most informative and interesting.
This course was very useful and helped me learn a lot. I was able to remember them through the quizzes as they reinforced your memory.

Sam Roberts

Loved the interaction that there was in the course, kept you involved.
The course is good and provides learning in a convenient package.

Sam Roberts

Very good – didn’t feel under so much pressure to do at home in own time so could take in more facts and information.
Good way of explaining the topic in easy bite size pieces that can be accessed at any time.

Sam Roberts

Detailed information within the slides which is broken down into manageable chunks.

Heather Sim

Engaging, informative and concise.

Heather Sim

The course was easily accessible and informative. This appeared to meet my learning style.

Heather Sim

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