Fostering – transferring from another agency

Hackney is one of the leading and innovative local authorities in the country. We are therefore keen to welcome experienced foster carers into our team.

If you currently foster, either for an independent fostering agency or other local authority, we may be able to offer a ‘fast track’ assessment to make you a Hackney approved foster carer.

The transfer process may differ slightly depending on whether you have a child in placement or not at the time of your intention to move. Please check our guide to transferring for more details.

To help speed up your reassessment, we will need access to the assessment carried out by your current provider. Whilst they own this document, you have a legal right to part B of the assessment and any other information held about you in accordance with the transfer protocols of the Fostering Network, the Data Protection Act 1998 and the up-coming GDPR.

If you wish to learn more about transferring to Hackney from your current supplier, please contact us to discuss and to arrange a meeting – this will enable us to set out what the process might look for you. This meeting is not confirmation of a transfer, so there is no obligation to proceed at this point.

Page updated on: 18 December 2020

Fostering Recruitment


Corporate Parenting
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY


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