Are you an experienced Foster Carer looking for a change?

Are you looking for a new challange with support and recognition for the work you do?

As a foster carer you should know that you always have the right to change fostering providers. We understand that as a foster carer, your priority will always be the stability of the children or young people you look after.  We share this same view.

We always welcome applications from foster carers who wish to come and work with us – we invite you to contact us and let us tell you how we do things a little differently.

Our fostering team are committed to supporting the terms of your current placement, which means that you will continue receiving the same level of payment and expenses, if not more. We pride ourselves on our support and training and we are committed to providing you with a service that will make you feel part of our fostering family.

Should you not currently have any children in placement, the process for transferring is more straightforward.

In essence, the our recruitment process works as follows:

  • We will arrange a home visit to discuss and answer any questions you may have.
  • Should you wish to join us, you would need to notify your agency in writing with your intention to resign.
  • A meeting is arranged between ourselves and your current agency. Social workers of any young people in placement are also informed. The transfer arrangements are described in more detail in ‘The Fostering Network Transfer Protocol 2014.’
  • The transfer arrangements include timescales to ensure that children and young people in placement are not unduly disrupted.
  • A new Form F assessment and supporting documentation is completed by an independent social worker
  • Your Form F is then presented to the fostering panel where your assessment is considered and a recommendation made about approval with New Chapters.
  • Your approval is confirmed by our Agency Decision Maker (ADM), after which you need to give your previous agency 28 days notice (which cannot be retracted)
  • Social workers of children and young people in placement are formally informed that the transfer has been completed.