Social services Fostering

Transfer to Manchester from another fostering agency

If you foster for another organisation, there are good reasons for transferring to Manchester City Council. 

As an approved foster carer, you could be fostering a Manchester child in a few months. 

Reasons why you should transfer to Manchester

  • We offer very competitive pay and allowances.
  • We pay for a host of extras - we even offer a prom allowance.
  • You'll have a reliable, regular income, because we always have children that need homes.
  • We’re creating a citywide support network for carers. For instance, we link up foster carers with one another at support groups in locations across the city.
  • We have a generous refer-a-friend scheme. If you foster with us and know someone who would make a great foster carer, ask them to contact us and mention your name. When they're approved you'll get £500.
  • We’ll offer you Leisure cards and Max cards (which give free access to museums, zoos, castles and much more).
  • If you have a Manchester child placed with you when you transfer, you’ll continue to get your current rate of allowance for the length of the placement.

Find out what transferring involves  

We understand that you might have questions before you transfer. We’re happy to have a confidential chat about your circumstances so that you can make the right decision. We won’t approach your agency without your agreement. 

Tell your agency

Tell your fostering agency in writing that you intend to transfer. We may contact them for a reference.

If you have a foster child with you now, we'll meet your agency to check how your transfer would affect the child. 

You can't foster for more than one agency. So you'll need to tell your current agency.

Check if you can foster

If you want to become a foster carer or find out more:

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