East Lothian Council

Foster East Lothian

The assessment process

Foster East Lothian on green
These are the seven key steps to becoming a foster carer:
  1. Initial inquiry – call us on 01620 827643 or email fostering@eastlothian.gov.uk
  2. Home visit from a member of the team
  3. Preparation group – a series of training sessions
  4. Homestudy – visits by a social worker over a three-six month period
  5. Fostering panel – presenting your report with your social worker
  6. Agency decision – you’ll hear the decision within two weeks
  7. Become a foster carer!

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.