If you don’t have a child placed with you…
If you don't have a child placed with you then you can contact us to discuss the process but the formal application process cannot start until you have written to your existing agency or local authority to give them 28 days notice.
When you've informed your agency or local authority we will arrange to meet you in your home and request a reference from your existing agency or local authority. When we have received this the transfer process can officially begin.
If you do have a child placed with you…
The needs of any child or young person you have in placement always takes priority and we do all we can to ensure as little disruption as possible is brought to their placement.
If you decide you'd like to transfer agencies you need to get in touch with us and also tell the agency or local authority that you're registered with so that we can arrange a meeting together.
It's up to the local authority of the children you have in placement to decide whether they are able to stay with you when you transfer agencies, but in most instances they don't have a problem with the transfer.
If the local authority are happy for the transfer to take place then the process can officially begin. If they decide the child cannot move with you then you can continue to transfer agencies and wait for a new placement when you're registered with Parallel Parents.