If you are an approved foster carer currently with an independent fostering agency or local authority in Brighton, you can look to transfer fostering agency. This is not as hard as it may seem and we are here to support you to step by step. Evolve Therapeutic Fostering agency has excellent experience here and we would love to help foster carers based in Brighton and surrounding areas, with their future fostering career. We are passionate about outcomes for children and young persons.

There is a clear process called the Transfer Protocol which sets out the stages to follow. This includes the meetings to be held with placing local authorities when children and young persons are in placement – as their placements do not end and there is no impact on their support. We would complete fostering assessment to update and reflect your fostering career. This is through a Form F assessment and visits from a social worker to you in Brighton. 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 Therapeutic Fostering pays a competitive fostering allowance of up to £750 per week per child. This includes and cover foster carers based in Brighton.

Step by step process

The steps for your fostering agency transfer are:

  1. Request a Call back or Contact Us
  2. Your Initial Visit from a social worker at your home in Brighton
  3. Fostering assessment and completion of relevant checks
  4. Transfer Protocol meetings if you have children or young persons in placements – the meetings are with the placing Local Authorities
  5. Attendance at fostering panel
  6. Decision for your fostering approval
  7. 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 Brighton! Together we can help changes the lives and outcomes for children and young persons together in Brighton 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 Brighton that maybe considering fostering, please do share our details or kindly recommend them to contact us! 

Brighton is a key focus area for Evolve Therapeutic Fostering and we would love to hear from you.