Transferring between Fostering Services
How to change fostering agency?
As an existing foster carer, we try to make things as easy and smooth as possible for you to transfer over from your current agency to Fostering Dimensions.
The first thing you need to do is get in touch with us and we’ll have a chat to see what’s involved.
Whether you have a child placed with you or not will not affect your transfer at all, but may involve a slightly different process.
If you have a child placed with you
You’ll need to tell your existing agency as soon as possible as well as contacting us. They’ll arrange a meeting to discuss the transfer and we’ll assist you from our end.
Although every case is different, many carers can bring the child in their care with them when they transfer. You should never feel pressurised into staying with your fostering provider because you’re afraid of losing an existing placement.
While you’re going through the process we’ll work closely with you and the child or young person you’re looking after, to make sure that any potential disruption is kept to a minimum.
If you don’t already have a child placed with you
You can give 28 days’ notice in writing to your existing fostering agency, local authority or trust and apply to foster with us right away if you don’t currently have a child placed with you.
After we’ve had a chat and identified if you are eligible to foster, we’ll begin the transferring process.
You’ll be supported throughout your assessment and transfer over to Fostering Dimensions.
Remember that a foster carer can only be approved by one fostering agency at any one time.
Ready to transfer?
As a foster carer, you have the right to transfer whether you have children and young people placed with you or not. Transferring is a simple process that we are familiar with and if you do transfer we offer a golden hello, so give us a call today on 0115 979 2515.