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.