Fostering familyWe are always happy to welcome experienced foster carers to Bolton. If you're thinking about transferring from your current agency then we would love to hear from you.

There are many reasons why existing foster carers transfer, some of the reasons they have told us about include:

  • not having enough children placed with them
  • being offered unsuitable placements
  • children they are asked to look after can come from anywhere in the North West. This can   cause issues with transport.
  • levels of support are not always as expected

If you're interested in transferring to Bolton Council, call us on 0800 107 1564 or email us at fostering@bolton.gov.uk and explain that you are looking to transfer.

We will then arrange to come and see you at your home to discuss whether a transfer to Bolton will be appropriate for you. We will then make contact with your existing agency prior to starting your assessment with us.

Depending upon when you were approved and how long ago you completed the ‘Skills to Foster’ training, you may not need to redo this which will speed up the transfer.