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Applying as a foster parent, aptitude test

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Would you like to take in a foster child? Then you must first qualify as a foster parent.

In order to be allowed to take in a foster child, foster carers require a permit in certain cases in accordance with §44 SGB VIII. An application and qualification process is required to obtain the permit. A permit in accordance with Section 44 SGB VIII is not required for placement as a foster carer within the framework of educational assistance provided by the youth welfare office. However, the youth welfare office or the foster children's service checks the suitability of foster carers according to the same criteria.

The task of integrating a child who is initially a stranger into one's own family, to make it feel at home in one's own family in the long term or permanently, to support and educate it, is a demanding task.
The high demands placed on foster parents must not and should not be met by them alone. Rather, the foster family is part of a supportive network that has pedagogical knowledge, methodological expertise and many years of experience.
Foster carers have completed the qualifying courses offered by the Foster Children's Service before starting their work.
The decisive factor for accepting a child into general full-time care is a match between the child's needs and the caregivers' existing skills and resources. A professional qualification in a nursing or educational profession is not expected of caregivers in this form of assistance.

However, a professional or semi-professional background is expected for the admission of a child with special educational needs. In this context, semi-professional means, for example, the previous care of a foster child over a period of
of a foster child over a period of at least two years or many years of looking after and supporting children and young people on a voluntary basis.

Foster parents can be couples with or without children of their own as well as individuals with a stable social network.


Process flow

Interested applicants should contact the local youth welfare office or the foster children's service. They can obtain information there.

They can take part in information events without having to commit to anything.

They must first qualify for the aptitude test by attending appropriate courses.

They must also submit an application. They can also do this via the online service using the "Become a foster parent" form.

It is also possible to contact the local foster care service first via the online service.

It is not possible to obtain a permit as a foster carer in accordance with Section 44 SGB VIII without an intensive application and qualification process. Submitting the application form does not lead to obtaining the permit.

Who should I contact?

Youth welfare office of the district or independent city.

Competent authority

The local youth welfare office

What are the fees?

Costs may be incurred.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis
Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Senator for Justice and Constitution of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Professionally released on

11.01.2023

Teaser

Would you like to take in a foster child? Then you must first qualify as a foster parent.

Process flow

Interested applicants should contact the local youth welfare office or the foster children's service. They can obtain information there.

They can take part in information events without having to commit to anything.

They must first qualify for the aptitude test by attending appropriate courses.

They must also submit an application. They can also do this via the online service using the "Become a foster parent" form.

It is also possible to contact the local foster care service first via the online service.

It is not possible to obtain a permit as a foster carer in accordance with Section 44 SGB VIII without an intensive application and qualification process. Submitting the application form does not lead to obtaining the permit.

Who should I contact?

Youth welfare office of the district or independent city.

Competent authority

The local youth welfare office

What are the fees?

Costs may be incurred.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Senator for Justice and Constitution of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Professionally released on

11.01.2023

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