About Us

We support children and young people to evolve with our unrivalled fostering approach.

Can I Foster?

We are a fostering service with a difference. We believe that every child or young person should live in a nurturing and supportive family who will keep them safe, create connections, and encourage them to evolve.

Our Mission

  • To promote the importance of evidence-based therapeutic fostering so it is understood, recognised and supported to ensure society understands, values and recognises how therapeutic foster parents transform children and young people’s lives.
  • To provide opportunities for children and young people that benefit them, enabling their voices to be heard so they can reach their potential.
  • Whenever we are working with or making decisions that affect children and young people in our care, our aspirations will always be the same as if they were our own children.
  • To operate with integrity and within an open culture, which demands co-operation, collaboration, communication, and challenge.
  • To continue to research and make use of pioneering and innovative ways to achieve enhanced outcomes.
  • Together, we ensure that every child or young person’s circumstances can benefit from our collective wealth of knowledge and experience.

Management Team

We have a qualified and experienced social work and therapeutic team enabling us to deliver outstanding therapeutic evidence-based fostering services to children and young people and their foster families.

Jonathan Toomey

Founder and Director,
I can’t remember a time when I haven’t been surrounded by fostering. I grew up in a house with my brothers and sisters and up to as many as five foster siblings, some staying for months and others for years.

Alison Finn

Assessments Manager/Director
Alison qualified as a social worker in 2005. Alison started her social work career working in independent fostering services and has extensive experience in social work, management, and quality assurance.

Mark Newington

Director of Children's Services
Mark's career initially started in residential services where he managed his first home within 5 years. Following this he has had a series of roles as a senior manager overseeing various services such as children’s homes, fostering agencies, therapeutic services and education. Prior to joining evolve, Mark spent 4 years working for Ofsted.

Dr. Lesley Hanney

Clinical Lead
A Consultant Systemic family Psychotherapist registered with the Association of Family Therapy (AFT) and United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapist (UKCP).

Vanessa White

Registered Manager (Acting)
Vanessa is a skilled, motivated and emphatic senior manager with 23 years social care experience gained in the UK And Ireland across public, private and voluntary sectors across children and family services.

Lloyd Starley

Residential Manager
Lloyd has supported children for over 16 years, starting as a Residential Care Worker and working his way up to Registered Manager, earning his first registration in 2018.
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