Transferring foster agency


We love to hear from experienced foster carers who want to join an agency that truly cares.

As a foster carer, you have the right to foster through the agency of your choice. If you would like to join AFA, you will benefit from the high quality support all our carers receive, to enable you to provide quality care to the children in placement with you.

With any transfer, the welfare of the child/children involved must come first.

How transferring foster agency works

The Fostering Services Regulations (2011) state foster carers can only be approved by one agency at a time.

A protocol for the transfer of carers between agencies has been agreed between Fostering Network, the Joint Forum of Independent Providers and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services. The Fostering Network Transfer Protocol (2014) is designed to guarantee that each child either remains unaffected or will receive greater benefit when a carer chooses to transfer to a different agency. We fully support and subscribe to this Protocol…

A protocol meeting is held to ensure that transfers between agencies are carried out in a way that will not impact the child in placement. Any children in placement will therefore transfer with you to your new approving agency, where it is in their best interest.

On a number of occasions we have contacted AFA out of hours and the support we have received from every member of staff we have spoken to has been exceptional.

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If you have any further queries or concerns please do not hesitate to call us on 01603 559255.

Fostering Network Transfer Protocol
Statement From The Directors 05/08/2016

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