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Is it time for a change? – How to transfer to Focus Foster Care

Fostering is not your average job, but it is still a career path with its own unique ups and downs. Just like someone may not want to stay working in the same office for years, it is normal for foster carers to want to switch between agencies or local authorities and have a new challenge. If you are currently fostering and want to move across and foster with us, we would be delighted to hear from you and have a further discussion about progressing this.  

How to transfer to Focus Foster Care

If you are thinking about transferring to a new fostering agency, we are here to complete the process as smoothly as possible. Transferring agencies is a much quicker process than applying to foster for the first time.

We realise that your foremost concern will be the stability of any child or young person in your care and that is why our first consideration will always be not to disrupt the child’s placement whilst continuing the positive work you have achieved so far.

In most cases following a protocol meeting with the Placing Authority an agreement can be reached for the child to transfer to us with you. We always promise a commitment to maintaining the current terms of the placement to you and the Placing Authority meaning you will continue to receive at least the same level of payment. In such cases the terms of placement for both you and the Local Authority will be honoured for its duration.

If you do not currently have a child or young person in placement the process is simpler, but we will continue to work to the same criteria in terms of completing an updated fostering assessment.

Benefits of fostering with us

Focus Foster Care is one of many independent fostering agencies, and you may be wondering why you should choose us and not the others.

We are a small and dedicated team of experienced social workers. We are proud of our strong family ethos, and we are passionate about supporting our foster carers to enable them to provide the best possible care for the children and young people they care for. Together, we work as a team to promote positive outcomes for children.

Recently, our agency won the Fostering Agency of The Year Award, in the central England category at the Prestige awards. Our registered manager, Emma, also won Best LP Practice Supervisor at the Birmingham City University ‘Social Work Practice Learning Celebration Day’.

We are proud of our team, our foster carers and every single child we have supported over the years. If your values align with ours, we think you will fit right in.

Here are some of the benefits we can offer you as a Focus Foster Care foster carer:

  • Competitive fostering allowances,
  • Experienced social workers
  • Comprehensive training package,
  • Social events
  • Local and accessible support
  • National Trust or English Heritage membership.

Contact us today!

Does Focus Foster Care sound like the next agency you want to work for? If so, we can’t wait to hear from you. There are several ways you can get in touch with our team: