Transfer to Children Always First

Looking for a new fostering experience? Start your transfer to CAF today.

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Ultimately, we prioritise doing what’s best for the foster child under your care.

Occasionally, your current independent fostering agency might not align perfectly with your needs.

That’s absolutely okay! Fostering is deeply personal, and if you believe you could benefit more from your foster care experience with us, perhaps it’s worth considering a transfer.

100% of carers who transfer are still with us after 12 months
99% retention rate of carers that transfer to CAF
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The transfer process

Many foster carers are reluctant to transfer because they’re worried that it’ll be disruptive, or difficult. 

While, yes, you will need to go through much of the assessment process again, this time around should be significantly quicker and easier. To help make the transfer process a little easier, we’ll work closely with you and your social worker(s) to streamline everything.

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Why transfer to CAF?

Most fostering agencies have a specific focus or strength. 

For us, we’re incredibly proud to be the only agency in the West Midlands with a dedicated youth work team. This means that all CAF foster carers enjoy ongoing, regular support from a team of youth workers, all of whom are highly skilled in both 1-2-1 and group activities with foster children/young people. 

We also have our own clinical lead, whose role it is to run therapeutic groups, both for carers and children. We pride ourselves on offering the very highest levels of support, not often seen elsewhere in the sector. 

Our training is second-to-none, and our support is the best you’ll find.

Sector-leading youth work

From nights spent camping to one-on-one activity days, our youth workers are specialists in being whatever a foster child needs – supporter, mentor, professional; it’s their role to help your foster child learn to build healthy relationships.

Specialised support

You’re never alone when fostering through CAF. Our support team are here 24/7, whenever you need us. We also offer a broad range of clinical support as and when required, both for yourself and for your foster child.

Considering transferring?

Speak to a member of our team. We’ll help you decide whether transferring is right for you.

Considering transferring?

Speak to a member of our team. We’ll help you decide whether switching is right for you.

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Our Services

We offer a broad range of foster care support services, ensuring that our foster carers have everything they need to thrive in the role.

Youth Team

Our youth team sit at the core of CAF. We run regular events for foster families to attend, as well as 1-2-1 activities with your foster child to help broaden their horizons.

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Financial Support

Our financial support team are here when you need them. From accountancy funding and support through to ongoing financial advice, we’re here.

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Therapeutic Approach

We’re big advocates of a therapeutic parenting approach. We offer extensive training and support for foster carers wishing to adopt this style of care.

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We run a broad selection of both mandatory and elective training courses. All of our courses run on the academic year (no training in the holidays!).

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Placement & Matching

We can support you through the entire assessment and placement process. It’s our job to match you with a child that’s a perfect fit for your home.

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Specialised Care

Some children have specialised needs. We can help you to meet their needs, or provide assistance in a variety of ways to keep the child happy and healthy.

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