At Brighter Futures we want you to be part of our family that makes a difference to children and young people
Thinking of moving agencies
We recognise that moving agencies is a big decision and any enquiry you make with us will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Like any good working relationship there has to be high levels of trust between a Foster Carer and their agency. At Brighter Futures Fostering we strive to ensure relationships are positive and we receive great feedback from our carers.
Here’s some basic things to think about:
Foster parents are self-employed and as such can work for any agency they chose to. At Brighter Futures about 20% of our parents have transferred from other agencies. The main reasons are not feeling valued, a lack of support and poor matching with children at their previous agency.
We help make the process as easy as possible for you to transfer with no disruption to you, your family or any young person in placement. We will ensure that we liaise closely with your current agency and the local authority to make sure that your transfer is handled in a timely and professional manner so that your care of any children is not affected.
The T Fostering Network Transfer Protocol ensures that, as a minimum, Foster Carers packages of support and remuneration are not reduced through the transfer process. Given our experience at managing transfers we ensure there is a seamless transition to Brighter Futures. We are so confident in our abilities we're happy for you to speak to foster parents who have previously transferred from other agencies so that you can find out from them directly what they think about us.
You are the foster parent, but together we are the professional team around the child you are looking after.
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