Fostering Bristol

Would you like to foster in Bristol?

We are always looking for foster carers in the Bristol area.  If you have the energy, commitment and resilience to look after a child in your home, and have a spare room available, you could make a massive difference in a young person’s life.  Fostering is a challenging and at times difficult career choice, but it can be hugely rewarding.

We are also seeking carers who can specialise in Parent and Child fostering in the Bristol area.  This is particularly well structured and time limited; working with parents and their child or children within your home, helping us to assess their parenting capacity; supporting and coaching them when required to enable and empower them to care for their child/ren.  We offer in-depth specialised training to carers for these types of placements.

An overview of fostering

Why choose Capstone Foster Care?

Carers receive a high degree of support and understanding from our experienced social workers, who know you and the child(ren) you look after really well, and who are realistic about the challenges that fostering brings.  You will receive excellent training and preparation for the fostering role, as well as ongoing training and access to 24/7 support.

We are also one of six demonstration sites selected to see how social pedagogy could work in foster care in England.  This is a very exciting programme which puts participation, empowerment and inclusion at the heart of its practice with both carers and children.

Capstone Foster Care has been successful in all the local authority tenders that place children in foster care homes in the Bristol and Gloucestershire areas.  We are ‘preferred providers’ for Bristol, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire local authorities, which means that we will be among the first agencies to be offered placements.

Would you like to know more about fostering?

If you live in or near Bristol, then our nearest office to you is in Rudgeway, near Thornbury, where carer training and support groups take place.   Our main contact person for all new carer enquiries is Gill Cheadle and you can reach her on 01626 323840 or email [email protected] Gill will be able to answer many of your questions and give you further information about what fostering involves.

About Capstone Foster Care

Capstone Foster Care is a well-established fostering agency operating across most parts of England.  We have over 100 staff supporting 500 carers and we were rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in most of our recent inspections.  We have 16 offices spread around England and our local staff teams make a point of knowing personally all the carers in their area.  We work hard to maintain the local, family feel of all our offices so that we can offer new carers the best of both worlds – the resources and expertise of a large agency as well as the personal family feel and local support that most carers really value.