Recognised and respected as a leading evidence based therapeutic fostering service
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 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.
We provide the following for all transferring carers:
What fostering means and your care
Highly competitive fee structure
21 nights respite
Annual holiday allowance
Initial clothing and school uniform grants
Transition payment of £1500
Enhanced savings for each of the children or young people in your care
Leaving care grant of £500 to support young persons as they move into the future
We also pay a “one off” Discretionary Inconvenience Payment (DIP) to carers, please contact us for details.
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 everyday. We place a huge emphasis on foster parents’ value, experience, views and ideas.
Training that delivers
We prove 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 fostering agency?
Is it easy to transfer to a different fostering agency in Kent, the South East or London? Read out page on transferring here.
This starts with us making contact and discussing your interest and questions.
We would love to hear from you. Your Evolve Fostering family will aim to make the transfer to a new foster agency run as smoothly as possible in accordance with the Fostering Network Transfer Protocol
Fast-tracking your transfer application
With new safeguarding and HR systems and having a range of social workers readily available, we are able to streamline processes that will fast-track your application and aim to complete your fostering assessment in up to 12 to 16 weeks.
First easy steps to transfer
When you have made your decision as foster carer to transfer to join the Evolve Family, you’ll need to inform your current agency of your intent at the right time. We can support you with this and provide a template document.
Check and review of files
With your consent, evolve will look through your fostering files held by your current agency or local authority. This gives information about your fostering career to date and allows us to check there is no reason why you should be unable to continue.
The formalities of transferring
As your assessment progresses, we will organise a protocol meeting with everyone who is involved with the child or young person in your care. The meeting is usually led by the placing authority. That way, those you are fostering can be protected and the authority will assure their welfare can be looked after in the same way.
Your team at Evolve is here to make your transfer as easy as possible.
You will receive a fast track assessment from a skilled assessor and full induction with Evolve. You would be become part of the Evolve fostering family and your support during the transfer and following would be the highest priority. Your transfer process will be managed fully with you to provide you with the assurance and confidence on moving.
As a foster carer, you put in an amazing effort and go that extra step to support children and young persons. You deserve to be appreciated, valued and supported by your fostering agency.
At Evolve Fostering, you will receive all the support you need and all our foster carers would recommend us to others. Please take the journey to joining the Evolve Family and we are here to make the transfer process easy for you.