Transfer Fostering Agency

As a current foster carer, you might be considering transferring fostering agency from your current local authority or agency. We understand that there are a number of reasons why foster carers may consider transferring and as the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity, we will be happy to support you through that change.

We spoke to James, one of our current foster carers, about why he decided to transfer and why he chose TACT:


Why Transfer Fostering Agency to TACT?

Let’s start by highlighting some of the key reasons to foster for TACT:

  • A competitive fostering allowance. As well as your fostering fee, we pay additional payments to help you support the children in your care.
  • Comprehensive 24/7 support. Our Supervising Social Workers have manageable workloads, meaning that they can dedicate more time to supporting you. We also offer a range of other support services for both you and the children in your household.
  • Foster carer perks. We offer a number of memberships, offers and perks to our carers – many of which are available via our Foster Carer Portal.
  • Developing innovative services. We’re always looking for ways to improve what we offer to our foster families, such as developing our Education and Health Services to help the children we provide care for.
  • Comprehensive training programme. As a current foster carer, you will already have had a certain degree of training. Our full training programme will help you to extend your skills further, even enabling you to take on fostering tasks you may not have done before.
  • Advocating for young people. We actively campaign on behalf of children and young people, in order to help instigate positive change within the care system.
  • Support for life. Our vision goes beyond the remit of providing foster care. Our TACT Connect service provides our care leavers with help, support and resources for life. Whether that be someone to talk to, opportunities to apply for a grant or advice on education and housing – we’re there for them.
  • Our charitable status. Peace of mind that our surplus income is reinvested, rather than distributed amongst shareholders and investors.

“The fact that TACT is a charity is very important to me. I would not have transferred to a profit-based organisation.”

“I liked the fact that any money TACT make is reinvested into their young people and foster families. The organisation is totally focused around the well-being of the young people and foster carers.”

Karen – TACT Foster Carer since 2017