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Transferring from an agency

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

Email: fostering@merton.gov.uk

 

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