What happens after I have given notice of my intention to transfer

Your current fostering agency will formally acknowledge your notice of intent to transfer. The agency you are intending to transfer to, will arrange for your current agency to authorise an opportunity to look through your fostering file. This can only be done with explicit consent from you. This is an important part of the initial transfer assessment process for the new agency to get to know you and identify that there are no reasons why you should be unable to continue fostering.

Once this has been done and the new agency you have chosen to transfer to is satisfied that you are fit to foster they will engage with everyone involved in the care of the children you are looking after in order to arrange a meeting, sometimes called a protocol meeting.