Transfer to us

Transfer easily from another fostering agency to Foster for East Midlands

Who can transfer fostering service?

We are here to make your transfer as quick, easy and simple as possible.

Why do foster carers transfer?

We urgently need more foster carers for children and young people of all ages.

Transferring to Foster for East Midlands

Our team have lots of experience supporting foster carers through the transfer process

Why foster with us?

Take a look at our benefits page and support and training page for more details

Our simple 5-step transfer process

Transferring to us is easier and quicker than your original approval

When you contact us, one of our team will get in touch to explore if a move is right for you.

When you decide to start the transfer process, we will allocate you a social worker, who will update your assessment. They will also contact your current agency to discuss the timing of your transfer and to arrange to read your fostering files.

We will plan the timing to avoid disruption to any children you care for. 

Your social worker will visit you at home to update your assessment information. We'll add all your valuable fostering experience to your previous form. This will be a quicker process than your last assessment. 

A fostering panel will review your updated report and make a recommendation about your approval.

After formal approval, we will jointly agree the end date or your agency approval and also agree the date your approval will start.

Frequently asked questions

Some common queries around transfers.

The transfer process is typically quicker than going through the approval process from scratch. While each case is different, you could transfer to us within a few months.

Foster carers can usually transfer with children they currently care for. We follow the Fostering Network Transfer Protocol for the transfer of foster carers. We will work with you and your agency to put the needs of the child or young person at the centre of the process.