Transfer to us

Changing foster care providers can often be daunting. The main priority during any potential transfer is the welfare of the child.

Some Foster Parents feel anxious to move to another fostering organisation as they are concerned that the foster children they have living with them, may be removed from them if they choose to leave the agency. This goes against Flourish’s transferring protocol which sets a clear principle that Foster Parents have the right to freedom of movement between fostering organisations.

We’re renowned for our innovative training rated as Outstanding by Ofsted

Flourish is a specialist therapeutic fostering organisation with high quality training and excellent support to guide everything we do.

As a Foster Parent, you go above and beyond for the children and young people in your care, so you deserve to feel valued and supported in your role and for the outstanding contribution you make. You also have a wealth of skills and experience that we would welcome at Flourish Fostering.

Why Should I Transfer to Flourish?

People transfer to Flourish because we’re renowned for our innovative training and excellent support which is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted.

We train and supervise the very best quality foster families in providing a safe, therapeutic environment in which children and young people can flourish in their social, emotional and educational development.

Close Working With Local Authorities

At Flourish Fostering, we work closely with numerous local authorities, building long term relationships and through the high quality of our service, have built our reputation so local authorities choose to work with us.

Our Foster Parents don’t have to wait for long periods of time in between referrals unless they wish to take a break or the foster family have very specific matching considerations which they are prepared to wait for.

Transferring to Flourish

If you’re feeling discontented with your current fostering organisation or wish to find out more about the huge range of benefits and personal, dedicated support that Flourish Fostering offers, our team are always available to talk to you about the process and discuss any concerns you may have.

Flourish is an Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’ organisation that is interested in talking to exceptional individuals, couples and families who can make a lasting difference in a child’s life.

If you have carefully considered your need to switch foster care providers for any reason including safeguarding concerns, we are happy to talk to you about the potential of transferring to us. At Flourish we have successfully and positively completed the transfer of several Foster Parents from both independent agencies and local authorities.

Understanding and Supporting You Through the Process

We understand what your concerns may be and our experienced staff are on hand to talk to you about how we will support you, your family and any children placed with you, through the process.

It’s important to remember however that we only consider applications from Foster Parents who match our values and ambitions of looking after children and young people to a very high standard.

Once you’ve made the decision to transfer, contact us and we’ll take care of the process, following the Fostering Network’s clear guidance.

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Contact Us

Contact Details

Office Hours
9:00am – 5:00pm 

Flourish Fostering (South), The Cedars,
Holborough Road, Snodland Kent ME6 5PL

0808 129 5311

Office Hours
9:00am – 5:00pm 

Flourish Fostering (North), The Old Chapel,

57A Buxton Road, Stockport SK2 6NB

0161 249 9420

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