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Transferring from another fostering agency

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We are always keen to hear from existing carers who want to move over to us from other local agencies.

There are a number of benefits to be had transferring over to foster directly with the council.

Croydon council has the largest number of looked after children in London. This means that our carers have higher occupancy levels with shorter gaps between placements than many other foster agencies.

Which means that if you rely on the income from fostering you will have a reduced risk of long periods when you don't have the offer of a placement.

If you live in or around the Croydon area it makes sense to be working with the council - we are right on your doorstep, and if you need our support can count on us to be here when you need help.

Our placements can regularly last for three years or more, and throughout that time you will get monthly support from your dedicated social worker. You can also access regular training and get free membership of the Croydon Foster Carers Association.

If you are already a registered foster carer then the transfer process will be as smooth and simple as we can make it.

And if you are already fostering a child for Croydon then we will try to match your current agency rate for the duration of your current placement, even if this is more than our normal published allowances.

Download examples of the letters of resignation that you as a carers will need to give to your agency once you decide to proceed with your application to foster for Croydon. 

All transfers will follow the Fostering Network Transfer protocol.

Contact Details

Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team
Telephone 020 8726 6400 ext 64025
Freephone 0800 389 0129
Email fosteringenquiries@croydon.gov.uk
Address 7th floor
Jeanette Wallace House
1 Edridge Road
Croydon
CR0 1FE

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