Transferring from an IFA or other local authority

Do you already foster with another area?

If you already foster with an independent fostering agency (IFA) or another local authority and wish to transfer to us, one of our social workers will visit you at your home to explain the process to you.

We have a great deal of experience in transferring carers, our aim is to make the process as easy and as smooth as possible for you. You’ll find the process of transferring significantly easier and quicker than your original approval.

We will use your last Form F assessment and complete an ‘Update’ describing your fostering experiences to date (this process is much quicker than a new assessment). 

If you have a child in placement we would hold a Contracts Meeting to ensure that the placement is not affected.

You won’t be out of pocket if you decide to transfer, our allowances and skills fees are competitive.

We know that transferring is a big step full of fears and uncertainties. That’s why we would be happy to have a confidential chat with you at an early stage to explore transferring and to ascertain what you will be paid before you decide to transfer.

Get in touch with us today to find out more about joining Oxfordshire.

What Elaine and Derek, who have moved into the area, had to say

"We were guided throughout the move and we are very pleased we decided to make the move, it was easy for us and did not affect our fostered child at all.  We are still very impressed with the support we receive".