The Fostering Network Transfer Protocol outlines agreed general principles which apply for all existing foster carers who wish to transfer agencies:
- All approved foster carers have the right to change agencies if they so wish.
- Placements are able to transfer with you unless there is a specific detriment to the child.
If you are an approved foster carer with the local authority or another fostering agency FCGW will guide you through the whole transfer process. We understand that it can be a big decision to transfer agencies and we are happy to have an informal discussion with you about the process. We have experienced many carers transferring to our agency and are able to make the whole transfer process as smooth as possible.
If you already have a child/children placement, we will arrange a protocol meeting with the local authority who placed the child/children and your current agency to discuss the details of the transfer and ensure that there is minimal disruption for all concerned.
Please contact us on 02920 689849 and one of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have about the transfer process.
(Link to transfer protocol document)