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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 before approaching independent fostering agencies
  • We are not a profit making organisation
  • The support we give to our foster carers is of paramount importance, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year
  • We work hard to progress your career a foster carer with an increase in allowances and on-going training and reviews

The transfer process

We have a comprehensive system in place to make your transfer as smooth as possible.  We 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