Give Paisley a call today to discuss the process and ask all the questions you want.

Give Paisley a call today to discuss the process and ask all the questions you want, all your information will be held strictly confidential because we know it’s a huge decision especially if you have children in placement. At this stage, all you probably want is some information and guidance and we will try to advise you as best we can, even if it means you not transferring to us. If you do decide to transfer to us, we will ensure that you feel at ease throughout and there is no awkwardness during meetings between us and your current agency or council.

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I have a foster placement with me – what is the process?

  1. Submit written notice to your agency/council via post or email. Click here to download a template letter.
  2. A meeting will be arranged involving your current agency social worker, placing authority social worker, Olive Branch Manager and yourselves. During the meeting we will discuss the best interests of the child/ren, any support for the child and yourselves, fees and finances and a timetable of what will be happening in the following weeks. 
  3. We will do our assessment (it’s usually much quicker than the first time you were approved) and then our panel will make a recommendation. You will then submit your 28 days resignation after which you will be an Olive Branch Foster Carer!

I don’t have any children in placement- what is the process?

  1. Submit written notice to your agency/council via post or email. Click here to download a template letter.
  2. You will be allocated an Olive Branch social worker who will complete your assessment (it’s usually much quicker than the first time you were approved) and then our panel will make a recommendation. You will then submit your 28 days resignation after which you will be an Olive Branch Foster Carer!
Download a Template Letter

Why should I transfer to Olive Branch?

We like to think of ourselves as the friendliest and most supportive team of professionals that understand the challenges foster carers face. We aim to keep things simple and when issues arise (as they often do in fostering) we’re here for you. With a fostering fee equal to your current fee, in most cases we pay higher so it will likely increase in line with our payment bands.