Can I Foster If I Have A Criminal Conviction?
Not necessarily. There are a few factors that come into play when considering any criminal convictions you may have, including the type or circumstance of the offence and how long ago it was committed. Any violent crimes and offences against children or vulnerable people are likely to prevent you from being approved.
During the early stages of your assessment we’ll work with the Disclosure and Barring Service to check your criminal records. If you’d like some advice before applying, get in touch with a carer recruitment officer to discuss it in more detail.