Transfer fostering agency process

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Joining our fostering family is easier than you think – we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

As one of the UK’s leading therapeutic fostering agencies, we use our collective knowledge and experience to guide you through the assessment process as quickly and hassle-free as possible, so you and your family can enjoy the benefits of being part of the ISP family.

We understand that changing foster providers can be a big decision to make, particularly if you have foster children in placement, which is why we always fast-track experienced foster families through the assessment process - aiming to complete within just 12 weeks of your initial enquiry.

Here at ISP, the transfer of foster parents is taken under careful consideration. The process for transferring fostering agencies could not be more simple and easy for all parties involved. We will ensure you are as comfortable as possible with not only the decision you are making but also the end result.

Foster Care Transfer Process

Step 1: Speak to us and receive all the information you need to make a decision about whether we're the right agency for you.

Step 2: When you're ready to transfer, you'll need to notify your current agency or local authority that you intend to transfer.  

Step 3: We'll introduce you to your assessing social worker who will complete your assessment - we'll capture all your existing skills and experience that you've gained through fostering.

Step 4: We'll invite you along to our preparatory training course so you can meet our team and some of our foster parents.

Step 5: An independent panel will review your assessment and make a recommendation to our agency decision maker, who will confirm your approval status.

The process is slightly different if you have a child in placement but we can talk to you through this.

If you are a foster parent wishing to transfer please do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly team or fill out the form below.

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Becoming a foster carer with ISP was the best decision I have made in a long time

Paula, ISP Foster Parent

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