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Transferring from another agency

 

 


Many of our enquiries come from existing foster carers who wish to transfer to Team Fostering from their current agency or local authority fostering service. Some of these have a child or young person in placement who will be transferring to Team Fostering with their foster carer, and some may not.

At Team Fostering we understand that making the decision to transfer agencies is an important one that you will likely have considered for some time. If you contact us to discuss transferring, we'll chat with you about your current situation and reason/s you wish to leave your agency. While we want to recruit foster carers to Team Fostering our mission is to put children's futures first, and we would establish that the move is the right move for everyone involved before proceeding with the transfer process. 

“It was like night and day coming across to Team. They were absolutely fabulous and amazing. I cannot find fault with them.” 

- Ofsted, 2018

 

  • We are an ethical agency with no shareholders, so all surplus made is reinvested into the services offered to foster carers, children and young people (not all agencies operate in this way)
  • We offer an extremely high level of support, including a new psychological support service and a renowned education and support service 
  • Extensive and well-organised training opportunities are available at Team Fostering, at times running from our expert internal staff and other times with external specialists
  • We offer a fantastic range of activities, holidays and trips for children and young people in our care, and foster carers are highly impressed with this.

You can find out more on what makes Team Fostering different here.


When transferring to Team Fostering with a child in placement we will work closely with your current fostering agency and relevant local authority to ensure a smooth transition for both yourself and the young person in care. We make sure that there will not be a break in the fees you are paid throughout the transfer process, and this is so that you are able to continue to provide the best quality of care.

In order to start the transfer process, make an enquiry here or call our Recruitment Administrator, Sam, on 0800 292 2003.

 

Once we have received your enquiry we will contact you to arrange a visit, where you can discuss your background and circumstances with a member of our recruitment team. During this visit, we will explain the transfer process in full detail. We can also provide you with a selection of contact details for other foster carers who have transferred to us in the past, so that they can explain the process experience to you first-hand.

Team Fostering will do everything possible to support carers who begin a transfer process with us, and The Fostering Network have published the Transfer of Foster Carer Protocol which Team Fostering adheres to.

If you aren’t quite ready to register an enquiry with us but would like to chat with us about transferring agencies, more detail on our assessment process or anything else, contact your local Team Fostering office.