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If you’re already a foster carer, you can switch to The Foster Care Agency. Don’t worry if you have a current placement, dependent on the circumstances of the placement, we may be able to help you make the switch without affecting the bond you’ve built up with your existing foster child.

Why switch to The Foster Care Agency?

Established in 2001, The Foster Care Agency has looked after children and young people from a diverse range of backgrounds. We offer the very best stability and care by recruiting, training and supervising skilled foster carers to work as part of our friendly and dynamic team. When you embark on your fostering career with us you will become part of a great team doing their best for each and every young person in the care of our foster carers.

How long will the transfer process take?

It usually takes around 4 months, but we aim to make the switching process as quick and as smooth as possible.

What will happen to my existing foster children?

The relationship with children already in your care will be taken into consideration when switching. The first step is a Protocol Meeting between your old agency, The Foster Care Agency and the local authority. Between us all, we’ll look out for the best interests of the children and young people in your care. The decision as to whether your foster children can join you or be re-homed will depend on age, needs and situation.

Are there guidelines for transferring from one service to another?

Yes. The most recent were updated in 2015, good practice and guiding principles for approved foster carers wishing to transfer.