Are you already a foster carer but looking to move to a new agency? We would be happy to have a confidential chat about Break's approach to fostering, our unique support and competitive allowance.

Transferring to a new fostering agency is a straightforward process, and our experienced team are here to make it as smooth as possible for you and the child in your care. 

Every foster carer has the right to transfer to a new fostering agency. It may be that you don't feel you’re getting enough support from your current agency, there may have been changes that mean your needs aren’t being met, or you’re simply looking for a different fostering experience.

Transferring is easier than you may think. If you’re already fostering a child want to move to us, we’ll be with you every step of the way and our main priority will always be the child in your care.   

“The transition itself was really very easy and quick to do. I just sent an email to say this is my intention to move. We had a meeting, a date was set and it was job done! All in all, the process took four months from start to finish including background checks.”

Kerry, foster carer

Break do things differently


  • Our foster carers are part of our team. We value and respect your knowledge of the child.
  • Our social workers have small caseloads so they can give you and the child the time and support you need.
  • As a not-for-profit charity, we reinvest in our foster carers and children.
  • As a small service, our foster carers say they appreciate that they know everyone on the team and we all know the children.
  • Our service is co-produced with our foster families and children. We care and act on what foster families really need. 
  • Break offers a competitive fostering allowance so you can focus on the child
  • Break recognises long-service with extra benefits. 
  • Our in-house therapeutic parenting practitioner supports you based on need, rather than limiting support to a certain number of sessions.
  • Break's has many additional expert services to support children in care and young people leaving care that you can access.

See if we're right for you

Sign up to our free, no-obligation fostering information sessions.

How to transfer

First, get in touch for a confidential chat. We can answer any questions you may have and we can get to know each other.

If you'd like to proceed with transferring, you'll need to inform your existing agency.

We will then work with you to complete an updated assessment and do background checks ready for your supervising social worker to support you at the fostering panel for a final recommendation. 

If you are currently caring for a child(ren), the process will also include us all meeting with their care team to ensure the move is right for the child and planned in such a way that the child experiences minimal disruption. The wellbeing and experience of the child(ren) will remain at the forefront our minds.

We will ensure that the whole process is as smooth as possible for you and everyone in your family. 

Ready to talk about transferring to Break?

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