Transfer to Us…

…and let us guide you through the process!

Why transfer?

A lot of foster carers transfer to us and we are very used to helping you do this. We hear again and again from foster carers who want to transfer because;

  • they do not have enough support
  • their agency has lost its ‘family feel’
  • they do not feel valued anymore
  • there has been a change of staff or ownership.

Whatever the reason for wanting to leave your current agency, you are self-employed and are entitled to transfer to whichever agency you want to as long as the local authority agrees. Any young people you have living with you are not at risk of being moved just because you change agency. Don’t be worried about how your current agency might react. We will support you through the process. It is your right to transfer if you are not happy.

Talk to us!

If you have children placed we will usually arrange a protocol meeting attended by the local authority, your current agency and ourselves. A date is set at that meeting when you will transfer to us. This link explains the process Fostering Network Good Practice. We will explain the process every step of the way. You do not need to redo Skills to Foster training if it was fairly recent and we will just need to redo your dbs and read your files as well as getting a reference from your current agency. It should be very straightforward.

    How to Apply

    Fill in the form below and we will call you back within a day and explain the process to you.

    There is never any pressure put on you to transfer and the information you give us is confidential.