Some carers need more support and better training. In addition, others find their agency has become impersonal and commercially biased after being taken over by a bigger company.
Other reasons for transferring fostering agencies are:
We are a well-established, friendly, family-run, not-for-profit independent fostering agency. This means we do not focus on making a profit or paying shareholders dividends. We invest our income in our carers and our children, giving priority to each carer and child's individual needs. We have a good Ofsted report with outstanding features and our staff are friendly, professional and long-serving.
We offer a highly personalised support package, professional training and development opportunities. We also arrange specialist training for more complex behaviours, serious disabilities, parent and child and other specialist placements.
In addition to this, we also offer the following to our carers:
The assessment period for transfers is usually shorter than for new applicants. There are some training exemptions, and we can access information and references shared by your previous fostering service. We aim to make your transfer smooth and simple, especially if you have children placed with you. Anchor follows the guiding principles on transferring placements from The Fostering Network.
If you are considering transferring from your fostering agency to Anchor Foster Care, contact us today. To speak informally and in complete confidence to an experienced member of our team call 0800 328 3119. You can also fill out an enquiry form or message us on Facebook.