Are you considering changing fostering agencies? At UK Fostering we recognise that foster carers need to be provided with all the support necessary to do an excellent job of fostering a young person or child. This means foster families should be fully supported throughout the fostering journey, with the opportunity to have their views listened to and taken into account at each stage of the process.
Not only that, they should also have regular contact with their fostering agency and access to all the resources they need in order to effectively manage life as a foster carer. This may mean being given access to an accountant or a legal advisor to help with the more practical aspects of fostering, or it may mean regular contact with a supervising social worker to address any issues which arise.
If you feel you’d like to receive more support or you’d like to know what other options are open to you, we’re happy to discuss changing fostering agencies with you at any time.
Transferring to UK Fostering
Sometimes foster carers decide, for a number of reasons, to change from one fostering provider to another. The ‘Transfer of Carers Protocol’ by the Fostering Network explains how this process takes place and outlines what each party should be responsible for throughout the transfer.
Changing Fostering Agencies
We believe that a foster carer who is happy with their agency and the management of the fostering process will have all the necessary tools to be a fantastic foster carer. It is widely recognised that carers have a right to choose their fostering provider freely, and to change between agencies should they feel the need to. The staff and managers at UK Fostering are experienced in managing each aspect of the transfer on behalf of foster carers to make things easier for all involved.
We’ll do everything we can to make the process of transferring to us as smooth as possible. We encourage anyone looking to transfer to us to have an open discussion over the phone with a member of our team. Call UK Fostering at any time and we’ll talk through changing fostering agencies and how we can help make it happen for you.