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August 10, 2016

What is the role of an independent fostering agency?

Put very simply, the role of an independent fostering agency is to find foster homes for local authority ‘looked after children’. Independent Fostering Agencies (IFAs) have […]
August 9, 2016

Are you transferring from an independent fostering agency?

Foster carers who wish to transfer between agencies, or from a local authority to an agency have the right and freedom to do so. With all […]
August 5, 2016

Child fostering: kinship care

Child fostering has many different aspects. There are, for example, different categories of fostering placements from emergency placements, short break and respite care placements through to […]
August 3, 2016

Choosing a fostering option: Independent Fostering Agency or Local Authority

It is reasonable to ask why this choice exists at all. In the past, it was only the local authorities (LAs), who had the task of […]