Information about the IRM for Foster Carers
If you are not approved as a foster carer at the end of stage 2, you can write to the Agency Decision Maker within 28 days to have your application reviewed at a foster panel.
You may also find the following leaflet from the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) helpful.
Once additional questions have been asked and other points clarified, your report is returned to panel for a revised recommendation.
If you are not approved after resubmitting your report for a second time, we cannot take your application further. You have the right to go to the IRM.