Independent Form F Assessors

Company: Polaris

Location: Homebased

Contract Type: Casual

Closing Date: 30 December 2022

Salary: Per Assessment Basis

Specific Hours: As and When

Independent Form F Assessors


Due to continued success and growth, our group is looking to identify skilled and experienced social workers to undertake fostering assessments.

Are you a qualified social worker? Can you produce and present high quality, evidence-based, analytical assessment reports? Are you empathetic and understanding? If so you could be just who we’re looking for.

We need self-employed independent social workers to complete Form F Assessments for potential foster carers. We are actively recruiting across the whole of the UK with a particular focus on the following areas:

  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Thames Valley (Hertfordshire, Reading, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes, Slough, Wokingham, Berkshire, Bracknell Forest, Windsor and Maidenhead)
  • Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
  • West Midlands
  • Wales
  • South (West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Bournemouth, Southampton, Poole, Dorset, Isle of Wight, and South London)
  • South West (Dorset, Bristol, Gloucester, Somerset, Wiltshire and Cornwall)
  • Eastern
  • North East & Yorkshire
  • North West (Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria)
  • East Midlands

Can I become a Form F Assessor?

To become a Form F Assessor, you’ll need to be able to produce and present high quality, evidence-based, analytical fostering assessments and have a sound knowledge of child care legislation which includes the Children Act 1989, Fostering and Adoption Act 2002, the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services, and Fostering Services Regulations.

You must also be able to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Be a qualified social worker.
  • Have significant post qualification experience of undertaking relevant assessment work.
  • Registered with your country’s applicable social work council e.g. SWE and SSSC.
  • Hold, or be willing to take out, professional indemnity insurances.
  • Willing to attend a mandatory induction day and training days.
  • Have unrestricted access to your own transport and to be willing to travel.
  • Pass statutory and company checks as part of the assessment process.
  • Ideally, have completed and taken to Panel at least one Form F Assessment previously.

What can we offer?

We offer market rates on a per-assessment basis, as well as travelling expenses. We also offer our Form F Assessors opportunities for consultation and practice development.

If you have any questions and wish to speak to someone in greater detail about Form F opportunities, please call 01527 556 480 and ask to speak to one of our Assessment Managers.


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