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Why Transfer to Capstone Foster Care?
If you are looking to transfer from your current independent fostering agency or local authority, one of the most compelling reasons to transfer to Capstone is that it is a family as well as being highly professional. In other words, it provides the best of both worlds – the small cosy atmosphere of a small office with the solid knowledge base and expertise of a larger company.
Because we have been in the business of recruiting, training, and supporting foster carers for a long time, we have been able to grow with the overall fostering system and put into place all the knowledge that is needed to provide training, support, and assistance regardless of the task at hand. We specialise in providing the best services and support possible to our carers as well as to our placements. When it comes to making the transition to Capstone, we have the ability to make the transfer as easy as possible.
Capstone has one dedicated focus. That focus is to provide the best foster homes possible to the children and young people that the local authorities have taken into care so that we can help them have brighter outcomes. The wider the range of experienced carers we have, the better we are able to respond in a timely manner to the requests that we receive from the authorities. We are extremely eager to work with you and bring your experience into our team.
How Does The Transfer Process Work?
To facilitate the transition, begin the process by getting in touch. We will arrange to visit you at home to discuss what’s involved. We’ll work with you, your existing agency, and the local authority to make sure everyone understands what will happen and that any children or young people placed with you are fully supported at every step of the way. It is important to remember that foster carers can only be approved by one agency at any one time.
If you currently have a child placed with you, the transfer procedure begins with you giving your intention to resign to your existing fostering agency or local authority in writing. Once this intention to resign has been delivered, you can then apply to foster with us. After we’ve visited you and you’ve made the decision to transfer to us, we’ll ask your existing fostering agency for a reference. When we’ve received this, you’ll be able to begin the transferring process. After your panel presentation, you then give your formal resignation in writing. You’ll be allocated a social worker who will support you through your assessment.
If you have a child placed with you, there is a slightly different transfer process because the needs of any looked after child or young person are really important to us. That’s why we’ll work closely with you and them to make sure that the transfer process works smoothly. The first step is to tell your existing local authority or independent fostering agency as soon as possible that you want to transfer. At this point, they’ll arrange a meeting with you to discuss the transfer and we’ll be at the meeting with you.
To find out more about transferring to the Capstone family, just give us a call on 0800 012 4004. One of our staff would be glad to assist you.
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