Family Fostering

Considering changing Fostering agency?

Find out what Family Fostering has to offer

Become a Foster Carer with Family Fostering

We are passionate about the Service we provide and would love to hear from like-minded, experienced foster carers who share our core values and absolute commitment to caring for children and young people in accordance with our therapeutic ethos. If this is you and you would like to find out more about transferring to Family Fostering, please contact us – we would love to hear from you.

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 0800 024 6125 or pop in to see us for more information.

Some commonly asked questions about transferring Fostering Agencies...

Do I have the right to change agencies?

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.

 

Will I lose the children who are currently in foster care with me if I change agencies?

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.

6 steps to changing fostering agency

1. Speak to us

Contact us on 0800 024 6125 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.

2. Tell your current agency

Advise your current agency that you are considering changing agencies.  Once you’ve done that, we’ll contact them to start the process.

3. Agree transfer arrangements

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.

4. Introduction to your new Social Worker

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.

5. Transfer approval

Our Fostering Panel will make their recommendation and a decision will be reached by our Agency Decision Maker regarding your Approval with us.

6. Transfer of placement

We’ll confirm when your transfer is complete and take care of informing the social workers of any children you have in placement.

Become a fabulous foster carer with Family Fostering

We are looking for people from all walks of life who are kind, caring, compassionate and encouraging. If you live anywhere in Kent and have room in your home and your heart, as well as an abundance of energy and patience to devote to a child, we would love to hear from you. Contact Debi or Teresa for more information.

Become a foster carer with Family Fostering

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