Assessment and training (stage 2)

When we tell you that you’ve passed stage 1, we’ll invite you to move on to stage 2 for assessment. Before you start stage 2, we’ll talk to you about the preparation work you need to do.

This stage will be an intensive period of activity for you, so before you begin, make sure it’s the right time to do it. If you have other family things happening, like holidays or work on your house, you might want to wait until they’re finished.

What you’ll do in this stage

We’ll ask you to:

  • make any necessary health and safety adjustments to your home to make sure it’s safe for young children.
  • do some preparatory work, which includes drawing up your family tree, mapping your support networks and making a chronological list of your addresses, employment and important events in your life.
  • get addition experience that may help you, like visiting a children’s centre.

If you have any doubts about this stage or questions you’d like to ask, just contact us – we’re here to help you through the process.