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"'Everyone is really friendly and you know each other like an extended family.' Carers summed up the agency as, 'This agency cares about the people who work for them. That's why I am with them.'"
Ofsted 2017


Transferring to Chrysalis Care

In terms of work status, foster carers are deemed as self-employed, so it is recognised that foster carers have a right to freedom of movement between fostering services.

There is a protocol and guidance which it is recommended be observed should you wish to move.

When there is no child in placement, the process is very straight-forward. The foster carer must give written notice to the existing fostering provider of their intention to move. The recruiting provider may begin an assessment once the written notice is given.  The recruiting provider will notify the existing provider of their intention to start an assessment and request a reference which should be provided within 28 days.

Where there is a child or children in placement, the foster carer must give written notice of intention to the existing provider and the Local Authority. On receipt of this notice, the placing authority shall convene a meeting of the placing authority(s), the recruiting provider and the foster carer.  The purpose of this meeting is primarily to ensure the continuity of care for children in placements and to minimise the length of time taken in the transfer process. The intention is also to ensure that foster carers do not suffer a loss of income as a result of the transfer process.

It is not uncommon for foster carers to move from one provider to another; Chrysalis Care will, of course, help you through this process.

For more information about Chrysalis Care, take a look at our About Us page.

Click here to download our Application Form.

Please also see our Internet Search Policy and Ex-Offenders Recruitment Procedure when completing your Application Form.

You can post your application form to the address above, or email it to: info@chrysaliscare.org