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How to change your fostering agency

At Priory Fostering Services, we make it easy for existing foster carers to transfer to our agency. We follow national guidelines and are very experienced in helping people to move over to us.

It starts with a simple phone call from yourself, we will then arrange a home visit in order to decide what is the best option for you and your family. If you do not have any children on placement, the process is very straightforward and all you need to do is give your current provider 28 days written notice.

If you already have children on placement

If you already have children placed with you, don’t worry, the process is still easy and the national transfer guidance is designed to cope with this situation.

You just need to inform your existing agency of your plans to move as soon as possible. The Local Authority for the supported children will arrange a meeting to confirm we can meet the needs of the children and will also agree transfer timescales. We will attend this meeting with you and support you throughout the whole process.

Why transfer to us?

There are many benefits associated with our provision:

  • Enjoy high levels of support and guidance
  • Good rates of pay and other benefits
  • Rated an outstanding agency by Ofsted since 2012
  • Regular local coffee mornings
  • Good group and individual training
  • Regular access to our therapeutic services
  • Regular social events

Don’t just take our word for it, please view our latest Ofsted report by clicking here.

Contact us today

All you need to do now is contact us for an initial chat. If you are happy to transfer after that call, we will start the process at timescales that best suit you and your family. Please get in touch by calling us on 01684 560 333.

Quotes from our Ofsted inspection reports

“Foster carers feel extremely well supported by the agency’s managers and staff. The effect of this on the stability of placements and the progress of children is significant.” Ofsted 2019

“Carers who have moved from other agencies state the only reason they remain in fostering … is because of compassionate insight and significant input that has been afforded to them and their families.” Ofsted 2016

“Foster carers and staff feel highly valued and all feel they are working together as part of a team.” Ofsted 2013