News | Hiring a Babysitter – is it OK? There are a lot of questions carers often have when they start, or are thinking of starting their fostering journey. One of the most frequent questions we’re asked is whether it is ok to use babysitters. Here we look at this in more detail to help you understand about foster care and the use of babysitters… News | Understanding the Foster Care Application Process Before you become a foster carer you will need to go through the application process. Some people can find the prospect of this daunting, but it really needn’t be. To help you understand more about what to expect, we’ve put together this short guide. News | Fostering and Relationship Status – Everything You Need to Know People thinking about becoming a foster carer often have questions regarding their relationship status. This is largely because at one time, fostering agencies only considered married applicants. However, foster care has come a long way over the years and the rules regarding who can apply have changed dramatically.