During Panel and the Approval stage of your fostering application, your social worker will be busy finalising your report in anticipation of presenting it to our fostering panel.

Our panel combines people who have professional and personal experiences of fostering.  They will receive a copy of your report before the meeting so that they have time to read it over.  Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us, and as such, panel members will only discuss relevant information with other panel members during the meeting.  Your social worker will also attend to answer any questions.

After their discussion, the panel will make a recommendation to the decision-maker.  They are the person who will make the decision as to whether you are approved or not.