Transfer to TACT
There is a national shortage of foster carers and TACT are keen to take applications from potential foster carers at the start of their fostering career so that we can assist in the increase of available safe and caring foster homes in the UK.
We do however also understand that there are a number of reasons why foster carers may consider transferring from their local authority or agency. As such we are always happy to hear from experienced foster carers that are interested in transferring to TACT. We hope that our charity status encourages other foster carers to consider us when doing their research into available agencies in their area.
TACT CEO Andy Elvin published an opinion piece in The Guardian, which questions why fostering agencies are allowed to make profit out of caring for vulnerable children.
Why Transfer to TACT?
As the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity, we have a network of social workers and support staff in England, Scotland and Wales that ensures you have access to local support whenever you need it, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
TACT are proactive in promoting and advocating for the rights of all children in care. We would love to hear from foster carers who share this passion.
We are highly thought of by the LA’s with whom we work and we are on the majority of contracts across the UK, ensuring that we receive high amounts of referrals for children and young people needing a placement. To see more about how we work with the LA in your area please enter your postcode on the postcode map to read about your local TACT office.
That is just one of the reasons that 96% of our carers would recommend us to others thinking of fostering.
How to Transfer to TACT?
The transfer process might vary slightly, depending on which foster agency or local authority you are with now, however we are here to support you every step of the way. We will make the process as easy as possible.
If you are considering the transfer process but unsure where to start, the first thing for you to do is get in touch with us either by completing one of our enquiry forms or by calling 0330 123 2250.
We will discuss the full process with you and answer any questions that you have.
If you decide to go ahead with the transfer process, we will then notify your current agency or local authority that you intend to transfer to TACT. We will also invite you to participate in our Skills to Foster course, where you will get the opportunity to meet some of our other foster carers.
We will undertake the assessment process with you before you are then invited to attend the fostering panel.