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Are you already a registered foster carer and want to transfer to East Ayrshire Council?

There are many reasons why foster carers might wish to transfer from another agency.

As we are a placing local authority, East Ayrshire foster carers tend to have children in placement more quickly and regularly than those who foster through independent or voluntary sector agencies. 

How to transfer

We will support you every step of the way through your transfer to us.

If you are interested in transferring, please contact us and we will organise an initial visit with you. If a transfer is possible you should then make an application to East Ayrshire Council and inform your current agency of your intention to transfer.

Your current agency should then provide information to aid assessment, which should take less time to complete than your original registration. 

I have fostered children living with me

Keeping children with their current carers is the paramount consideration when we support carers to transfer to us. If this is not possible, we will not be able to support your request to transfer.

This will be discussed with you and your current fostering agency when we meet.

Fees and allowances 

We have discretion to meet your current level of fees and allowances if you are with an independent or voluntary provider.

Contact Information

Fostering and Adoption
Telephone: 01563 554200 (Option 2)