Transferring To Us

Transferring to us


Are you currently a registered foster carer with another agency and looking to transfer to Sutton? If so, please contact us to discuss further with a member of our team. 

We welcome experienced foster carers who are interested in transferring to Sutton. We recognise the skills that experienced foster carers can bring and are keen to discuss this with you further. 

Sutton is a great Local Authority to foster for and a number of our current carers have transferred from other agencies. If you decide to transfer to Sutton, you will find that::

  • Sutton fostering has a supportive atmosphere owing to the small, friendly team

  • There is minimal turn-over of staff meaning your supervising social worker will develop a good working relationship with you and your family

  • The supervising social workers in the team have good working relationships with the children’s social work team which means the sharing of vital information remains a priority

  • As a not-for-profit fostering agency, Sutton maintains child-focused practice in all aspects of the child’s care plan 

Foster carers can only be registered with one agency at any given time and are always free to choose which agency they register with.

For those considering transferring to Sutton, the process we follow is covered by The Fostering Network's transfer of foster carers protocol . It is important to note that we will need to undertake our own fostering assessment and seek references from your current agency. We aim to complete this in 12 weeks provided we are able to obtain a copy of your previous form.


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