Transfer to us

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.

As the UK’s largest 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.