If you currently have a young person placed with you, the young person will remain in placement with you and will move to Young People at Heart with you.
We need to make sure that the move has as little impact as possible on the young person and that any disruption is kept to a minimum so we follow the Transfer Protocol for foster carers wishing to transfer with a placement. You’ll need to let your current agency and placing Local Authority know you want to transfer but we can help you with the letters you’ll need to write. After that, a meeting will be set up by the Local Authority between them, us, your previous agency and yourself to discuss the change of agency and to make us aware of the care plan for the young person placed with you.
We’ve had a number of foster carers transfer to us now so while it may sound a daunting process, it really is quite straight forward and the whole process can be completed in 6-8 weeks.