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2.Transfer from another agency

I already foster, can I transfer to East Riding?

Absolutely! If you are an experienced foster carer committed to caring for children and young people in the East Riding, we would love to hear from you. We know that the decision to transfer between agencies is not one to be taken lightly and there is a lot to consider, especially if you already have a child in your care. Our foster carer recruitment team has developed a ‘fast track’ system and aim to make a transfer within around eight weeks.

What if I already look after a foster child or young person?

Every situation is different, and if you currently foster an East Riding child the transfer process can be relatively straightforward. Our key priority is continuity for the child or young person.

Please give us a call so we can talk through the options and discuss the process with you.

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Example 1

Susan is a new foster carer, she is a level one carer and looks after Oscar aged 3.

Susan receives a weekly payment of £276.13.

The additional payments for holidays and birthdays, alongside an annual ‘loyalty bonus’ equates to an additional £22.20 per week.

So overall Susan will receive £15,513.28 per year, tax free, roughly equivalent to an annual taxable salary of around £17,000 per year.

Example 2

Tony has been fostering for 8 years and is a level three carer. He looks after Cody, aged 16.

Tony receives a weekly payment of £486.05.

This means Tony receives £27,628.80 per year including his additional payments and loyalty bonus, roughly equivalent to an annual taxable salary of around £34,000 per year.

Example 3

Jessica has been fostering for three years and is a level two carer. Jessica fosters a sibling group of three girls, Chloe, 6 years, Gracie, age 11 and Evie, age 15.

Jessica receives a weekly payment of £1,099.94.

With the additional loyalty bonus, holiday and birthday allowances Jessica will receive £58,296.82 per year, roughly equivalent to an annual salary of £84,000 per year.