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Pathway are a good agency who help young people like myself achieve high and have been a big benefit to me.

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Transferring to Pathway Care

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The fostering transfer procedure is a common concern for many foster carers, but Pathway Care make this process simple and swift. If you’re currently a carer and are thinking of moving to Pathway, great – we’ll help you every step of the way.

Are you concerned about how moving could affect your foster children and your status as a carer? Here are a few typical questions about transferring and answers to ease your concerns. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. We’re here to help.

I’m already a foster carer, how can transferring affect me?

If you’re registered as a foster carer with an agency or local authority within the United Kingdom, we can help. We have many foster carers that have transferred to Pathway Care so you will not be alone. Some have simply decided to move to Pathway Care because of our reputation and the support we offer whereas other have moved house and needed a fostering agency close to home. Pathway Care and our sister fostering agencies have offices throughout Britain so fostering in a new location is rarely a problem.

How will this affect any children in my care?

We arrange a protocol meeting with you to discuss your transfer and the best interests of the children in your care. Deciding if the foster children in your care can join you or be re-homed will be subject to their age, needs and situation. You’ll be included in all relevant conversations about this.

What service can I expect from Pathway Care?

Pathway Care are one of Britain’s leading independent fostering agencies. Our great reputation, high standards and quality of care mean we’re first choice for many foster carers. We are also recognised and consistently praised by external sources such as Ofsted, CSSIW and other national and local regulatory bodies.

Our foster carers play a massive role in the improvement and developments within Pathway Care, something we continue to proudly encourage and nurture.

Our commitment to support is what sets Pathway Care apart. Being a reliable and personal source of 24 hour advice and help to our carers is extremely important to us. Aside from emotional support, we also offer financial aid in the form of generous allowances.

Here’s an overview of just some of the financial support we provide:

  • Additional one-off payment of £150 for a carer’s first-ever placement.
  • One-off payments of £75 per child for all new placements made (other than respite).
  • Experienced carers can also earn additional income through participation in our buddying programme or involvement in supporting local recruitment.

If you’d like to know more about what to expect from Pathway Care, contact our friendly team today on 0800 170 170 9.

What’s your transferring process?

As no two families or circumstances are the same, this process differs from case to case. We’d be happy to talk to you about your situation and see how we can help you make the transition.

Pathway Care are highly regarded and respected for their standards of support and personal relationships with their carers. If you’d like to know more about any aspect of transferring, contact our Fostering Enquiry Centre on 0800 170 170 9. We look forward to hearing from you.

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