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How to Transfer Foster Care Agency?

Transferring to a new Fostering Agency

Are you unsure about how to transfer foster care agencies?  Many foster parents don’t know how to transfer from one foster care agency to another, that’s why we’ve written a comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about how to transfer foster care agencies. 

Whether you’re dissatisfied with your current foster care Agency/Local Authority, or feeling unsupported, we’re here to help you throughout the process of transferring fostering agencies and beyond. At Family Fostering Partners, we promise a smooth transition while prioritising support for you, your family, and any children in your care. 

As mentioned, if your current agency is making you feel unsupported, undervalued, or disenchanted, it may be time to consider transferring fostering agencies. At Family Fostering Partners, we understand the importance of finding an agency which provides the support you require whilst also matching your ethos and values. In this web page, we’ll walk you through how to transfer foster care agencies whilst highlighting what we offer at Family Fostering Partners.

Understanding the Need for Transfer

If you’re considering transferring foster care agencies, there are likely a number of reasons which have culminated in your decision to research other fostering agencies. From seeking better support and resources, to wanting a change, there are various factors that can influence this decision. If you are a foster parent that wants to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people, with the backing of a highly supportive fostering agency, then we would love to hear from you.

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How long does it take to transfer fostering agencies?

We understand that transferring fostering agencies can feel overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. However, we are committed to making this process as seamless as possible for you. Typically, the assessment process takes approximately three months. During this time, we prioritise taking as much of the stress away from the transfer process, allowing you to focus on what matters most: caring for the children and young people that you look after.

Will the children in my care transfer fostering agencies with me?

If you currently have children in placement, we will arrange a Transfer Protocol Meeting early in the process. This meeting centres around discussing the needs of the children in your care and securing their future placement with you. Additionally, we conduct a thorough review of the allowances and benefits you currently receive to ensure that transitioning to Family Fostering Partners will not pose any detriment to you financially. 

We recognise that you may still harbour concerns about transitioning to a new agency, and we’re here to offer our full support. We want you to feel confident and be able to confide in us with your worries, so that we can provide the reassurance and assistance you need. Rest assured, we won’t reach out to your current agency until you’ve confirmed your desire to transfer and formally submitted an application to us. Your peace of mind and smooth transition are our top priorities.

Benefits of Transferring to Family Fostering Partners

At Family Fostering Partners we aim to provide a warm and welcoming environment for both new and transferring foster carers. Through personalised support and comprehensive training, our goal is to prioritise the wellbeing of our foster parents and the children in their care. 

Transferring foster carers, like all of our foster parents, will receive one to one support from a dedicated Link Worker, who will advocate on behalf of you and your fostering family. Your link worker will be your main point of contact and will act as a one-to-one support. This allows you to build close connections with your Link Worker, enabling open and honest communication.

Support for Foster Parents

As a family run fostering agency our aim is always to ensure the best possible care for the children that live with our foster families. We also recognise that in order for our children to flourish, the fostering families they live with must be well supported. At Family Fostering Partners, you are more than just a number. Our fostering families make up our fostering community; from events, support groups, closed forums, designated link workers, and a 24/7 on call service, support is always available.

Our team at Family Fostering Partners will get to know your family inside out, so that if your designated link worker is on annual leave, there will always be somebody at the other end of the phone who knows you, knows your family, and is able to help and support you. We also offer a 24/7 ‘on call’ service to our foster parents, where you will be able to speak directly to a member of the FFP team, day, or night. 

In addition to the support we offer to our foster parents directly, all foster parents with Family Fostering Partners have free membership of ‘Foster Talk’. This allows our foster parents access to free legal and health advice, as well as exclusive discounts and offers. They also offer a free counselling service, and lots of additional training and support for foster parents. 

If you are considering transferring fostering agencies, but want to hear what our foster parents think about working with us, check our YouTube Channel.

Seamless Transfer Process at Family Fostering Partners

We have helped many families transfer fostering agencies; therefore, our team has plenty of experience ensuring a smooth, efficient, and hassle-free transition for foster parents. From initial contact to completing assessments, we provide ongoing support at every step of the journey.

Your designated assessing social worker will be there throughout your journey, guiding you through the fundamentals of how to transfer fostering agency, and offer you further advice and support along the way. 

Adhering to Protocol when transferring fostering agencies

Your assessing social worker will help you to understand the obligations of your current agency during the transition process, ensuring that you are able to access any resources or information that you may require to make the transition smooth.  

Ensuring Financial Security

Family Fostering Partners conducts a thorough review of the allowances and benefits you currently receive to ensure that you are being paid fairly, and that a seamless transition without any financial disadvantage to you, can take place.  

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Confidential Support and Guidance

No matter where you are in your decision-making process, you can always seek confidential support and guidance about transferring from the team at Family Fostering Partners. We appreciate that the decision to transfer fostering agencies is a big one, and not one that should be taken lightly. We understand the anxieties associated with transferring agencies and are here to alleviate your concerns. 

Whether you have questions about how to transfer fostering agencies, or need reassurance, we’re dedicated to providing personalised support every step of the way. Use the ‘chat to us’ feature to ask us your questions about how to transfer foster care agencies today!

Thinking About Transferring?

Are you ready to take the first step towards transferring fostering agencies? Fill out the contact form below. Our dedicated team will be delighted to assist and guide you.