Fostering if you have a criminal record

If you have a criminal record it does not necessarily mean you can't be a foster carer - it depends on the nature of the offence(s) and how recent the incident(s) took place.

All our foster carers have criminal record checks (Disclosure and Barring Service checks) before being approved and regularly when they are fostering so it is important that you are honest with us from the start about anything you have on your criminal record.

If you have a criminal record which involves harm to a child or young person then it is unlikely you would be able to make an application to become a foster carer. If you are unsure whether or not your criminal record would prevent you from fostering then please get in touch with us and we will be happy to advise.

Parallel Parents has been rated "outstanding" by Ofsted in our last two inspections!

We pride ourselves on the"outstanding" levels of support we offer to our foster carers and our focus on the best outcomes for all children and young people in our care.

We have over 20 years of experience and more than 200 foster carers looking after children and young people.

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Parallel Parents

Head Office: 2nd Floor Lansdowne House,
85 Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6LR

0800 023 4450