At evolve, we recognise that our success will be achieved as a direct result of the commitment and dedication provided by our foster families.
Consequently, we place immense value on our foster parents and view them as essential members of the team, whose opinions really matter. Our foster parents will help shape us to be a leading recognised and respected evidence-based therapeutic fostering service. We are always looking for experienced foster parents to join our team. If you are an approved foster parent/s with another fostering service in the South East, and are considering transferring to a service that will provide exceptional levels of support and personal development opportunities, we would love to hear from you.
At evolve, we understand that transferring services can be a huge decision for foster parents and it is not one that should be taken lightly. However, if you believe it is the right decision for you, we would welcome the opportunity to provide advice and guidance as to the process of transfer and discuss the opportunities we would make available to you and your family. If you decide to transfer, you can be assured that we will advise and guide you throughout the process, ensure a positive experience and facilitate a smooth transition in line with the Fostering Network Transfer Protocol.
“Transferring to evolve is the best decision we have made!”
Why foster parents are transferring to evolve
Recognition & Rewards
We provide a highly competitive fee structure, 21 nights respite, annual holiday allowance, initial clothing and school uniform grants, Foster-Talk membership, recommendation payment of £1500 along with enhanced savings for each of the children or young people in your care and a leaving care grant of £500 to support them as they move into the future. We also pay a “one off” Discretionary Inconvenience Payment (DIP)
Foster parents’ voices are always heard and their feedback welcomed and integrated into service developments.
We are an experienced, understanding and friendly team who recognise the outstanding work foster parents do every day. We place a huge emphasis on foster parents’ value, experience, views and ideas.
Training that Delivers
We provide dynamic, effective and relevant training. We provide training to enhance foster parents’ skillsets to be in a position to work therapeutically and in line with the needs of today’s children and young people.
Professional Support 24/7
Our management team are very hands on, all Supervising Social Workers have small manageable caseloads and we work alongside foster parents.
Enhanced Clinical support from our group partner – Connect B4 Correct Clinical Partnerships
Direct access to a team of therapeutic specialists whose role is to guide and support and help to develop and embed your therapeutic parenting skills to be able to support the children and young people in your care. Fostering is stressful and our therapeutic team provide therapeutic strategies and support mechanisms to manage these challenges. This in turn allows foster parents to feel better equipped for fostering.
Can I transfer to another foster agency?
Is it easy to transfer to a different fostering agency in Kent? Read our page on transferring here