I'm looking to transfer

Starting your journey as a foster carer with one local authority or independent fostering agency doesn’t mean you can’t make a change. If you’re considering transferring to Dorset Council, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Dorset Council fostering service puts the children who need loving, local foster homes at the heart of everything we do. Our focus is on keeping local children close to their schools, friends and birth families. 

Thanks to our local knowledge, good connections to essential services and 24/7 wrap around support, we’re best placed to find great foster carers for children and young people across Dorset. 

Find out more about becoming a foster carer with us

The process of transitioning to becoming a foster carer is nice and simple. 

Once you’ve decided that you’d like to transfer, the first thing to do is get in touch with us.  

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Download your free information pack today to discover more about becoming a foster carer and making a difference to a child's life.