Why change agencies?
Are you experiencing long periods when you do not have a child in placement? You may feel undervalued or you may not be getting the right support as a foster carer. If for any reason you wish to transfer to Merton we will help to make the process as smooth as possible.
Benefits of fostering for Merton
We offer all our placements to Merton foster carers first so you are more likely to have a child in placement than with an independent fostering agency
We are not a profit making organisation so our foster carers come first
The support we give to our foster carers is of paramount importance
We work hard to progress your role as a foster carer with on-going training and reviews
The transfer process
We have a comprehensive system in place to make your transfer as smooth as possible. We run a specialist workshop for foster carers who wish to transfer to Merton and aim to complete your assessment within 3 months.
We follow The Fostering Network's transfer of foster carers protocol which can be viewed here: https://www.fostering.net/all-about-fostering/resources/good-practice-guidance/transfer-foster-carers-protocol-england-2015-Reissued#.VovPSfmLQdU
What to do next
If you wish to transfer to Merton, please get in touch:
Call: 0800 073 0874/020 8545 4070
or give us a call on freephone 0800 073 0874
or alternatively dial 020 8545 4070 from a mobile