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Transfer to Family Care

Thinking of transferring fostering agencies? get in touch and we can talk you through the process.

All foster carers have the right to freedom of movement between fostering services in the UK, irrespective of whether you have a child or young person placed with you.  These rights include financial protection, the agency you move to must honour or better the rates you currently receive.

If you have a young person placed with you, you're primary concern is what happens to them if you transfer to another fostering provider.  The answer depends on a number of factors, but local authorities should not move a child from placement simply because foster carers are transferring.  If the child is happy and settled and there are no safeguarding concerns, the young person should stay with their foster family.

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If you have a child/young person in placement

Call us for a chat first.

The needs of the child or children are of paramount importance.  Once we've met and are certain Family Care is the right fit for you, the next step will be for you to inform your current agency or Local Authority in writing.

A meeting is convened to organise the transfer and we attend this with you.  From this point on, we support you through the transfer process.

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If you don’t have a child/young person in placement

There are two simple steps to the process:

Once you're sure, submit 28 days’ notice in writing to the agency or Local Authority that you are currently registered with.