Transferring to another fostering agency involves a piece of work which can be undertaken relatively quickly, it can be undertaken in as little as 6 weeks. There are formal processes that are required to be undertaken and the processes follow a formal Transfer Protocol. Before deciding on Transferring, it is a good idea to research other fostering agencies in your area and determine what you feel it is that you are missing in your current fostering agency.

We recommend that you consider the kind of relationship you are looking for and how you feel you can be best supported to be successful in your role. Happy supported foster carer’s leads to a greater likelihood of happy supported young people, able to achieve their true potential. At some point you will need to speak to someone about your thoughts regarding transfer to another agency. The conversation should be confidential and you should feel satisfied that there is no commitment at this stage, it is purely a fact finding exercise.