Your transfer process 

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 and in accordance with the Fostering Network Transfer Protocol.

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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.

Checks 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.

Approval for transferring to the evolve family
After your transfer has been approved by the local authority, you are then required to give your formal notice to your current agency. Your new foster carer contract is prepared with Evolve and a starting date set.
 
Whilst the transfer process is usually straight forward, it can a few weeks to sort. By choosing evolve foster care agency, you’ll get help right through those weeks because we understand that transferring fostering agencies is an important decision. 
If you believe it is that a transfer is right for you, we’d love to hear from you and help you achieve a positive experience.

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