Transfer to us

We’re always on the lookout for approved foster carers to join our team, and if you’re looking to transfer foster agencies then Foster for Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council's fostering agency could be the perfect place to join!

Fast Track Assessment in 10 weeks!

  • As an approved foster carer you don't need to re-do your Form F assessment, we will visit your agency and carry out a file read.
  • Your assessment will be a short report for fostering panel completed in around 4 visits. 
  • Our assessment takes around 9 weeks taking you to panel in week 10. 
  • In order for us to fast-track your assessment you will need to be willing for us to contact your agency in week one. 

Why should you foster with Staffordshire?

We value our foster carers that is why we pride ourselves on the training and support we give to our in-house foster carers.

Here are some of the reasons to transfer foster agencies to Foster for Staffordshire:

  • We will always aim to place a child with our own approved foster carers before approaching other agencies.
  • We can match the rates you are currently being paid by your current foster agency if you were to transfer to us. Our level 4 foster carers are paid between £451.95-£635.07 per week. If you want to find out more about payment information, then visit our Fostering Payments page for more information.
  • Our training and support groups take place all across Staffordshire, meaning you won’t have far to travel to attend a session. Evening options available too!
  • You will have a dedicated social worker to support you through every step of the process.
  • Foster for Staffordshire is run by the Staffordshire County Council, and does not make any profit from fostering. Some private fostering agencies are run as businesses to maximise their return on investment for their shareholders. Every penny allocated to our department is spent on achieving the best outcomes for our children in care.

I’m interested... what happens next?

If you’re thinking about transferring foster agencies, then we’d love to hear from you! When you initially enquire you do not need to inform your agency.

Call our enquiry line on 0800 169 2061 and to talk to one of our social workers, or complete our enquiry form below and we will be in touch to arrange an initial visit. If you decide to join us we will fast-track your application and you could be fostering for us in 10 weeks!

  • Please tell us what information you would like.
  • Name
  • Are you an approved foster carer?
  • Do you have a spare bedroom?
  • Are you over 21?
  • Do you have experience of working with vulnerable children?
  • How did you hear about fostering with Staffordshire County Council?
  • Foster for Staffordshire takes the requirements of GDPR seriously in ensuring the privacy and lawful processing of personal data provided to us by you. Please view our privacy notice which explains how we will manage and use your personal data.