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Existing foster carers looking for a change

All foster carers have the right to move between fostering services.  Islington offers a fast track service for approved foster carers to join us, making it quicker and easier to transfer to us from an Independent agency or local authority. 

We pay generous allowances, will match your current rate and also pay a retainer between placements.


  • has fast tracked transfer assessments for approved foster carers or adopters in keeping with 2013 regulations 
  • pays more than independent fostering agencies or will match your current rate
  • has retainers of £136 paid between placements for a maximum of 12 weeks
  • carers look after local young people, meaning local meetings and contact
  • has 24/7 expert duty with support from social workers and managers, plus monthly supervision and support
  • has excellent training, social worker support and support groups
  • has excellent educational support for children
  • is an outstanding children’s service
  • will reimburse any housing benefit lost as a result of fostering
  • works closely with CAHMS, child social workers, the health team and virtual school team
  • means no 3rd party, you work directly with us
  • has legal protection insurance, public liability cover
  • offers Fostering Network membership
  • has an active foster carer’s association with weekly coffee mornings

What is the next step?

Talk to the fostering team to see the difference becoming a foster carer with Islington could make. You can call us on 0800 073 0428 or send us an email us at

You can also drop in and talk to the recruitment team at our 3 Elwood Street, N5 1EB office, 10am – 4pm Monday-Friday.

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