Some of our carers have fostered for other organisations and have chosen to transfer to us.
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. It is common to find that “mainstream” agencies will provide training in issues common to able bodied children (e.g. truancy or solvent abuse), but rarely deliver training programmes about disability issues. In some cases, carers are told to find their own courses to attend.
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.
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.
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.