Changing Fostering Agencies

At Ethelbert Fostering, we recognise that our success has been achieved as a direct result of the committment and dedication provided by our Foster Carers. Consequently, we place immense value on our carers and view them as essential team members whose opinions and suggestions really matter.


Our carers have helped us to shape  the organisation into the respected service it is today and we are always looking for experienced foster carers to join our team.  

Is Your True Value Recognised and Rewarded?

If you are an approved Foster Carer with a local authority or another agency within Kent, London or Essex and are considering changing to an agency that can provide exceptional levels of support and personal development opportunities, we would love to hear from you.


At Ethelbert we understand that transferring agencies can be a huge decision for a Foster Carer to make and it is not one that should be taken lightly. However, if you believe it is the right decision for you, we would welcome the opportunity to provide advice and guidance as to the process of transfer and discuss the opportunities we could make available to you. 


At Ethelbert we fully recognise the value of our Foster Carers and understand that the quality of service we provide can only continue if our Foster Carers feel fully supported and suitably rewarded.


If you decide to transfer, you can be assured that we will advise and guide you throughout the process, ensure your experience is positive and facilitate a smooth and seamless transition in line with the Fostering Network Transfer Protocol.


Foster Carers who have previously transferred to Ethelbert felt that we could better support them in their careers for a variety of reasons.


10 Reasons why you may wish to consider transferring to Ethelbert:


  1. Reliable Referral Stream
    Ethelbert have contractual partnerships with our host authorities, Kent and Medway, and more than 60 local authorities covering southern and central England, so there is never a shortage of referrals.
  2. Recognition & Rewards
    Ethelbert provide excellent finance and benefits packages that ensure Foster Carers are appropriately recognised and rewarded for the exceptional roles they undertake.
  3. Security & Stability
    Ethelbert have been established for more than 40 years and are a financially secure organisation with the ability to invest heavily in quality support services for Foster Carers and the children they look after.
  4. Foster Carers' Voices Are Always Heard
    Ethelbert are a warm and friendly team who recognise the remarkable work Foster Carers do every single day and place immense value in their experience, views and ideas.
  5. Effective Networking
    Ideas and experiences are shared through regular peer networking events and valuable friendships with other carers can be developed and maintained through regular social activities for Foster Carers and their families.

  6. Training that Delivers
    Ethelbert provide dynamic, effective and relevant training through our ‘City & Guilds’ accredited training centre. We provide training to enhance carers’ skills, not to tick boxes!
  7. Professional Support 24/7
    In addition to professional qualifications and relevant experience, our committed team of Supervising Social Workers have been selected for their proven ability to provide Foster Carers with support, empathy and respect. Caseloads and ancillary responsibilities are carefully managed, enabling our Foster Carers to receive the level and frequency of support they expect and deserve.

  8. Wraparound Care & Education
    Ethelbert own and operate DfE registered schools at primary and secondary levels, specialist education sites, a vocational centre and a therapy centre providing a wide range of child focussed counselling and therapy services. This allows for the children and young people we care for to receive the essential services they need, as and when they need them, rather than falling foul of public service waiting lists and bureaucratic obstacles.
  9. Enhanced Support
    Direct access to a team of specialists from the fields of social care, education and health for advice, guidance and support with complex issues. In addition to providing immediate support, our professionals liaise with the wider childcare, education and health sectors and advocate for Foster Carers at a professional / clinical level to ensure specialist services are made available without delay.

  10. Career Development Opportunities
    Ethelbert provide optional, enhanced training and development opportunities to carers who wish to progress their careers and specialise in complex or in-depth areas of child care and development. Opportunities to provide support to children and young people across the wider organisation can be made available to carers who wish to maintain an income between placements or further develop their skills and experience in line with their career objectives.

Please give us a call or complete the online enquiry form to find out more


We would love to hear from you!

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Ethelbert Children's Services -
Residential Children's Homes, Fostering and.Specialist Education
17 Leigh Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5EU
Tel: 01843 823762
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