evolve assesses and trains foster parents from across the South East region.
Supervising Social Workers support a maximum of 7 foster families. There is additional Peer Mentor support working closely with Supervising Social Workers and with foster parents.
The social work team is supported by the Registered Manager and there is access to the local therapeutic/clinical team for everyone.
All evolve foster parents are distinguished by their commitment to evidence-based therapeutic fostering as a profession. We train and supervise all foster parents to raise their knowledge and experience in this career and aim for the best possible outcomes for children and young people in their care. All foster parents are treated as professional colleagues and we will make professional development opportunities available to them.
New fostering applicants will only be approved by evolve Therapeutic Fostering if they are able to pass our rigorous screening, safeguarding, training and assessment processes.
- Minimum weekly telephone contact
- Consultation with Connect B4 Correct Therapeutic Team
- Consultation with Connect B4 Correct Education and Health Advisor
- Allocated Peer Mentor
- 24 Hour/365 out-of-hours on call service
- Secure website for Foster Care Handbook, all policies, procedures, guides and documents
- Therapeutic treatment plans
- Outstanding and always-evolving Training Programme
- Access to Therapeutic Parenting Diploma
- Open door policy
- Fostering magazine, discounts on goods and services
Support for our foster parents
- Monthly payment of professional fee/child maintenance fees – £585 to £725 per week
- 21 nights respite
- Initial clothing allowance for each child or young person
- Initial school uniform allowance for each child or young person
- Annual holiday allowance for each child or young person
- Festival allowance for each child or young person
- Social events
- Membership to FosterTalk
- Group supervision (monthly)
- Individual supervision (monthly)
An open culture
Family & friend fosters parents or respite provision
At evolve, it is our belief that each child or young person should receive continuity of care. This in turn allows stability for a child or young person who might have otherwise experienced multiple homes or having to move to an unknown foster family within a previous service.
This normally occurs when a foster family wish to use their respite entitlement, but in line with treating the child or young person as your own, this service is rarely required as family holidays are promoted and supported.