Transferring to us

Here at Children Always First we are extremely fortunate that a lot of our recruitment is done by ‘word of mouth’. People hear about the amazing work we do and the fantastic levels of support they receive at our Agency. Foster Carers often decide to transfer over from other agencies which aren’t giving them everything they need. Most of the time your Assessing Social Worker, will be one of our own Fostering Social Workers. We try to ensure you transfer to the Agency with the person who knows you best.

If you aren’t happy with your current Agency and you are interested in joining us from another Agency then we are here to support you all the way.

You can talk to our Foster Carers at anytime to ask about the agency.

Transfer Protocol

When transferring from another fostering agency a protocol for the transfer of Foster Carers has been developed and approved by the Fostering Network in conjunction with the joint forum of independent fostering providers and the ADCS (The Association of Directors of Children’s Services). This recommends the good practice guidelines to be followed when a Foster Carer wishes to transfer from one fostering service to another in England and Wales.

The protocol recognises the principles of childcare legislation and seeks to ensure that safeguarding the welfare of children is at the core of fostering policy and practice. It recognises that the welfare of any child in placement is paramount.

It recognises that Foster Carers have the right of freedom of movement between fostering services.

It recognises that all fostering services should be committed to increasing the overall pool of foster carers by the active recruitment of people new to fostering.

Here at Children Always First we fully support the principles of this protocol and will always follow the relevant procedures when receiving any request from existing Foster Carers who wish to transfer to us. To read The Fostering Network Transfer Protocol Document, click here.

“I transferred from another agency, it was a smooth and seamless transition.” CAF Foster Carer 2018