Are you already fostering and considering a move from your current independent fostering agency or local authority?
If you are thinking of transferring to Foster Portsmouth get in touch and we will arrange an informal chat with you and together we will go through what is involved and discuss if transferring to Portsmouth City Council is a viable option for you.
We understand that changing foster agencies is a big decision, which is why we make the process as straightforward as possible. When you transfer to a different fostering agency, you will need to go through an application and assessment process, much like when you first became a foster carer.
But as you’re already fostering, you’ll be fast-tracked through the system, meaning that transferring to us should be quick and easy. The process for transferring will be slightly different depending on whether or not you already have a child placed with you.
Either way throughout the transfer process we will work with you, your existing agency and the local authority for any children placed with you to make sure everyone understands what will happen, ensuring that any children or young people placed with you are fully supported. To ensure that all transfers are fair and safe we follow the Transfer of Foster Carers Protocol 2014 set up by The Fostering Network (https://www.fostering.net/all-about-fostering/resources/transfer-foster-carers-protocol-england-2014#.Vo_mgraLTrc)