If you are an approved foster carer currently with the local authority in Croydon or an independent agency, you can look to transfer foster agency. This is not as difficult as it may seem and we are here to support you throughout all the steps. Evolve has extensive experience here and we would love to help foster carers based in Croydon and surrounding areas, with their future fostering career. We are passionate about outcomes for children and young persons.
There is a defined process called the Transfer Protocol which sets out the steps to follow. This includes the meetings to be held with the placing local authorities when children and young persons are in placement – as their placements do not end and it is important there is no impact on their support. We would complete fostering assessment to update and reflect your fostering career and experience. This is through a Form F assessment and visits from a social worker to you in Croydon. We can fast track your assessment to help complete this within a three to four month timescale. You can also receive one to one training and support with your transfer.
Evolve pays a competitive allowance of up to £750 per week per child or young person. This includes and cover foster carers based in Croydon.
The steps for your fostering agency transfer are:
- Request a Call back or Contact Us
- Your Initial Visit from a social worker at your home in Croydon
- Fostering assessment and completion of relevant checks
- Transfer Protocol meetings if you have children or young persons in placements – the meetings are with the placing Local Authorities
- Attendance at fostering panel
- Decision for your fostering approval
- You give 28 days notice to transfer to your existing fostering agency
Following your approval, you would be part of the local Evolve Therapeutic Fostering family in Croydon! Together we can help improve the lives and outcomes for children and young persons together in Croydon and from other placing local authorities.
We hold local events for foster carers and having regular information sessions about fostering which covers transferring agencies. Please join us for these events.
If you know other people or families in Croydon that maybe considering fostering, please do share our details or kindly recommend them to contact us!
The Croydon area is a key focus area for Evolve and we would love to hear from you.