With the fast track assessment process, you will follow the same rigorous normal assessment process, only quicker.
Fast-tracking makes extensive use of online and virtual platforms such as Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Facetime and WhatsApp video call, which not only progresses things faster but gives you more flexibility to join assessment sessions and training at times that suit you.
Most contact and pre-approval training sessions will initially be online, although you will have a home visit from the independent fostering assessor before your panel date to look at your home environment and to meet all the family members who will be part of the fostering household.
Getting to know you is a key part of the assessment process, Covid-19 has most definitely changed the way in which we operate, however we have been able to design a process which is really beneficial in helping Swiis undertake the assessments in a much quicker time-frame.
However, it remains equally important to really get to know the entire fostering family during the assessment process, so that you feel part of the Swiis fostering family from the very beginning.
For more information on the Swiis journey to fostering, please click here.