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How to Transfer to Us

Are you a foster carer looking for a new agency? We’d love to have you as part of our fostering community

We understand that every day as a foster carer is a unique and challenging experience. That’s why it’s important you feel valued, supported and rewarded – both emotionally and financially.

Transferring another fostering agency is a big decision. We recognise this, and it’s our duty to make your transition as smooth as possible. So if you’ve asked yourself the question, “Can I change fostering agency?” this guide is designed to help understand the process.

Why Foster With Perpetual

Here at Perpetual Fostering, we always go above and beyond to ensure all of our foster carers have the support, training and encouragement they need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And we’re here to guide you every step of the way through the transition.

“With Perpetual Fostering we felt part of the community from the outset. It was never them and us, but we were together as a team. From my experience, that is a big thing. If ever there is an issue, we can pick up the phone and they will be there and they will be helpful.”
– Mike, Foster Care

How to Change Fostering Agency

We follow The Fostering Network’s official Transfer of Foster Carers Protocol, which you can learn about here.

Usually, the biggest concern for carers wishing to transfer is how it will affect the child currently in your care. Because of this, the Protocol’s primary goal is to ensure continuity of care for the child in placement. The Protocol also aims to make the transfer as fast as possible.

Get in touch if you’re interested in talking to a member of our fostering community who has successfully been through the transferring process, or if you’d like to speak in confidence to an experienced team member.

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