Consistently Outstanding since 2013

Changing foster care agencies

As a foster parent, you go above and beyond for the children in your care. So you deserve to feel valued and supported in your role.

You also have a wealth of skills and experience that we would welcome.

People transfer to Fostering People because we’re renowned for our excellent support which is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and rated as Excellent by the Care Inspectorate, which is probably why 94% of our foster parents would recommend us to a friend.

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Do you have longer breaks in between placements than you would like?

At Fostering People, we work closely with local authorities, building relationships and through the quality of our service, have built our reputation so local authorities want to work with us.  We are preferred providers to every local authority in all the regions we serve, as such we receive significantly more referrals for children than we have foster families available.  Our foster parents don't have to wait for long periods of time in between placements unless they wish to take a break or the foster family have very specific matching considerations which they are aware can mean they may have to wait for an ideal match.

"You are one of the best fostering agencies that I have worked with" - Local Authority Social Worker - East Midlands.
I am always happy with the level of communication I receive from Fostering People - Local Authority Social Worker - West Midlands
I have to say that the placement has been fantastic, where all the needs of my young person have been met and the carer went over and above and worked really well with myself - Local Authority Social Worker - Yorkshire.
The support to our children in care has been exceptional. Communication is very good. We have a very positive working relationship with them, inclusive of their placement team, supervising social workers and administration team - Local Authority Team Manager, Ofsted feedback.

Benefits of working with Fostering People


Foster care is a great direction to take in your life. Our foster parents see it as a rewarding role that allows them to help young people develop and grow while earning a generous allowance.


Providing excellent support to our foster parents is what Fostering People is all about.  Our support has an outstanding reputation and is highly accredited.


Fostering People provide you with excellent training both to help you prepare to foster as well as ongoing training to support your ongoing development.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in England since 2013 and ‘Excellent’ in Scotland, across all aspects of our work.

7 local teams across England & Scotland

Specialist disability service with dedicated staff.

We are 100% satisfied with the service provided by Fostering People. Their staff are professional and friendly and we have good relationships with them all.

Lisa and Martin - Foster Parents

Changing foster care agencies is simple

Choosing to transfer is a big decision but it can be easier than you think. We’ll work closely with other agencies and local authorities to ensure that you, your family and any children in your care will be fully supported during the move.

The transfer process is slightly different depending on whether you have a child placed with you or not and it’s important to remember that you can only be approved by one agency at a time.

If you’re thinking about making the move, it’s a good idea to speak to one of our friendly team. We can provide you with open, honest advice about the transfer process and give you all the information you need to make an informed choice.

You can also read some of the helpful insights below from our own foster parents that have made the transition, as they share how they find Fostering People compared to their previous fostering providers.

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If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent or would just like to learn more, then we’d love to hear from you.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

I’m already a foster carer, how do I transfer to Fostering People?

Transferring to us can be easier than you think. That’s because we’ll work with you and your current fostering agency or local authority to make your move as easy and stress-free as possible. It all starts when you call our fostering line on 0800 077 8159. Visit our transfer to us page to find out more.

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How long is the process for transferring?

We aim to complete you assessment in 3 months, but this can vary depending on circumstances.

Do I have to complete a new Form F assessment?

Yes, the Form F is not transferable and your current Form F belongs to the agency you currently foster for. However the Form F process can be quicker as you have been through it before.

Am I able to transfer with my current child in placement?

In order to transfer agencies with children in place a protocol meeting will be held between ourselves, the local authority responsible for the children in your care and your current fostering agency to discuss this.

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