Before you can foster a child you must pass an assessment by a social worker. The fostering assessment process will start with an initial visit to see you in your home. It’s a chance for us to see where you live, and assess factors such as your spare room and communal areas. As part of the fostering assessment process, you’ll be asked to undergo a DBS check and a local authority check, as well as a medical examination by your doctor. You will be asked questions to assess if fostering is right for you. Additionally, to get to know you and your family, they will ask about your personality, hobbies and interests, your cultural background and ethnicity, employment history and your standard of living.