Considering changing Fostering agency?
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Making the decision to change fostering agency is not something you do lightly and there will be various factors to consider. Read our most commonly asked questions below and then call Teresa or Debi in confidence on 01843 598 647 or pop in to see us for more information.
As a self-employed foster carer you do have the right to change agencies. This right is enshrined within the Fostering Network’s ‘Protocol for The Transfer of Foster Carers between Agencies’ document which can be found on their website. This Protocol is now considered the accepted process for managing the transfer of foster carers to another agency.
No. They have been placed into your care and will move with you. You can be assured that throughout the transfer process we will ensure any children you currently have in placement are not disrupted or distressed by the transfer.
Contact us on 01843 598 647 or come and meet us. We’ll provide you with full details of our service, tell you everything you need to know about making the decision to transfer agencies.
Advise your current agency that you are considering changing agencies. Once you’ve done that, we’ll contact them to start the process.
Attend a meeting with us, your current agency and social workers of any children you have in placement. From here, transfer arrangements will be made in accordance with the Fostering Network Protocol.
Your new Family Fostering Social Worker will contact you and help you complete our assessment, supporting checks and documentation. We’ll agree a date for your case to be presented to our Fostering Panel.
Our Fostering Panel will make their recommendation and a decision will be reached by our Agency Decision Maker regarding your Approval with us.
We’ll confirm when your transfer is complete and take care of informing the social workers of any children you have in placement.