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Some of our carers have fostered for other organisations and have chosen to transfer to us due to our specialist nature.

It can be very isolating when carers look after children with special needs and they do not have other carers to talk to who have similar experiences or dilemmas. We provide enhanced support packages to our foster carers, including access to our team of trained, specialist support workers who can be available to you for occasional care and support.

Foster Carers also benefit from our tailored, bespoke training surrounding the needs of the children in your care, including Autism Awareness, Medication Administration, Moving and Handling of non-mobile children, and Communication methods, such as PECs and Makaton.

Credo Care knows the difficulties that carers who foster for children with disabilities face, and are committed to providing the best service available to them.

All foster carers are entitled to transfer agencies. Credo Care uses the Transfer Protocol established by The Fostering Network which is recognised as good practice by Local Authorities and foster care services. A transfer to Credo Care from another organisation may take as little as 3 months.

When you ask to transfer to us, we meet with you to gain an understanding of your current circumstances and the reason why you are considering moving.

We explain the various ways in which a transfer can be achieved so that any children in placement are not adversely affected. We provide advice about how to manage the transfer as smoothly as possible without a break in your approval or distress to any important working relationships.

                                  

The transfer process works as follows:

  •  Informal meeting to discuss transfer plans.
  •  We contact your current agency and placing authority after you have informed them that you want to move.
  •  Meeting held with you, your current agency and placing authority Social Workers.
  •  Transfer planned to ensure that any children in placement are not disrupted or distressed by the change in agency arrangements.
  •  A new Form F assessment will be completed with statutory checks, this takes less time than when you originally applied to foster.
  •  Assessment presented at Credo Care Fostering Panel.
  •  Date agreed for formal transfer between agencies.
  •  Transfer confirmed to all parties.
 

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Why Foster With Credo Care?


Training

Training chosen and delivered to your wants and needs. We offer bespoke and online learning opportunities to all of our carers, at times and dates that suit you.

Matching

An Ofsted-outstanding rated matching process which places the best suited child to your skills, experiences and home.

Support Groups

Regular support groups where you can meet fellow carers and let us know what you need from Credo Care.

Dedicated Social Worker

You will receive support and supervision from a dedicated Social Worker who will be your first port of call for anything you need.

Generous Allowance

Earn a generous allowance tied to your level of experience and training. Includes a flexible annual holiday allowance which you may claim back if unused.

Make A Difference

Foster with Credo Care and provide a loving, nurturing home for a child with disabilities. Make and see the difference your skills and care could make to a child's life.

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About Credo Care

Credo Care was established in 2000 as the UK's first independent fostering agency specialising in the care of children with disabilities, complex medical needs and learning difficulties.

Our goals are to raise the standards of disability care for children, reduce the financial burden of long-term residential and hospice care on local authorities and to ensure that becoming a foster parent is a positive and rewarding experience for all of our carers.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Contact Us

  • Head office: 12 High Street, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9AJ
  • South: 01797 322226
  • Midlands: 01455 207975
  • Email: Using Contact Form