Care Visions Fostering Ireland ensures that only the highest calibre of staff and foster carers are recruited. Our Link Social Workers are fully committed to helping our Foster Carers support the young people in placement.

We invest heavily in training, development and support for our Foster Carers to ensure they are fully equipped to provide safe and supportive foster homes for every child placed in their care.

All of our Foster Carers undergo a rigorous approval process. This includes attendance at the Foundations for Fostering training course and competency based assessments, interviews and reference checks over a 3-6-month period.

Once approved by the appropriate Foster Care Committee, we provide our Foster Carers with:

  • An allocated Link Social Worker who provides at least monthly support and supervision

  • Foster Carer Support Groups

  • Membership of the Irish Foster Care Association (IFCA)

  • Continual development and accredited training programmes

  • Access to out-of-hours on call professional support