Transfer to us

Be the very best that you can be, transfer to us today.

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Improve the support that you receive and make a greater impact on the lives of children and young people. Transfer to a charity, not-for-profit agency, that promises to be with you every step of the way.

Why transfer to us?

At Action for Children Fostering, we believe that retaining our amazing foster carers is key to providing long term stability for our children and young people.

We're extremely proud of the support, training and benefits that we offer to our foster carers.


We provide 24/7, year-round professional support tailored to the needs of our foster families.

This includes social workers, clinical psychologists, therapeutic practitioners and nurses. We'll create an annual training plan just for you to make sure you're fully equipped to care for your young person.

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Speak to your local team

We have teams across the UK so you will be able to speak, confidentially, to a fostering professional local to you.

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Support and training

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As an Action for Children foster carer you will receive tailored support 24/7 all year round to care for a child or young person.

From support groups and regular training to fun activities for the whole family.

Fees, allowances and benefits

When you first start on your fostering journey you may not be aware of the differences between all the agencies out there and the local authority in your area.

Different agencies will offer you different fees and allowances.

If you find an alternative agency offering a more favourable package then you can apply to transfer.

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Action for Children is a charity

Action For Children is a charity and does not profit from fostering.

We offer an approach that above all is child-centred and focuses on offering stable and safe fostering homes that will enhance a child’s life chances. Our foster carers are instrumental to the success of our fostering service and they help to transform young lives for the better.

We value our foster carers

We recognise that being a foster carer is a huge commitment.

It’s a vocation and a role beyond the 9-5. It’s life changing and life enhancing.

We value our foster carers and look after them so that they can look after the children who need them. We want you to know that you can afford to care for a child.

Action for Children Fostering provides carers with a competitive weekly fee and an allowance for the young person they are looking after.

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Foster care arrangements to suit you

Action for Children Fostering offers the opportunity for carers to look after children and young people in a variety of situations. This can be on a long or short term basis and we can discuss the best options for you.

Over 150 years of experience

Our organisation has been in existence for over 150 years.

We have dedicated teams, over 7,000 staff and volunteers and a wealth of professional experience and resources to support our foster carers. Action for Children protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support. We ensure that every young person's voice is heard and campaign to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

How to transfer to us

  1. Get in touch: We can arrange a time that’s best for you to talk, in complete confidence, about the process. We’ll ask you why you want to transfer to us and we’ll talk about your experience and what we can offer you.
  2. If you already have a foster child in your care, we can discuss transferring with a child with you. Action for Children Fostering will guide and support you through the process of transferring to us with your foster child to make the transition as easy as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

You have the right to change the fostering service you are with, whenever and for whatever reason you want to.

Visit our most frequently asked questions regarding transferring.

Transferring FAQs

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If you have any concerns or worries in your current situation and want to explore a transfer to us, please contact us. Action for Children Fostering welcomes all potential foster carers no matter what their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or identity. It’s important that our foster carers reflect current, diverse family structures in society.

Whether you're ready to transfer or just want to have a chat, please do get in touch.

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