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Transferring from a fostering agency

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.

Complete an enquiry form

 

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 a 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.

 

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