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Do I need a driving licence and access to a car?

Posted on: 20 April 2015

Carers need access to a car in order to take their foster children to school, attend training and meetings as well as facilitate contact with parents. This can involve travel over significant distances where the child needs to attend their previous school or contact with family members who live some distance from the foster home.

As Devon is such a large rural county and public transport links are limited, we find that foster carers need to be car drivers and have access to a car to complete the fostering role. In exceptional circumstances,  where prospective carers can demonstrate that they would be able to foster without being a car driver we may be able to proceed with an application. This would be discussed at the initial enquiry stage.

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