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Why choose Capstone?

Are you thinking about becoming a foster carer? With multiple independent fostering agencies and local authorities to choose from, it’s important to find the best fit for you. That’s why we’ve put together four reasons to foster with Capstone.

Here at Capstone, we strive to help you become the best foster carer you can be. Start your fostering career with us today – as a trusted independent fostering agency, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

1. Our experience

We have 600 carers across the UK and 10 years of experience, so we can assist you with our expertise and experience in providing care to children and young people in care. We provide a safe, supportive network for foster carers across the nation, so we know how best to look after you.

Carers are accurately assessed, whether you’re a first time carer or an experienced carer looking to transfer fostering agencies. We use our vast experience to strategically place children in foster placements with the right carer, assessing each of our carer’s abilities, skillsets, location, preferences and experience to expertly delegate placements to the most appropriate foster family. We create a solid relationship between carers and staff – so that you’ll have an experienced professional on hand to help 24 hours a day.

When you choose to foster with Capstone, you are in safe hands every step of the way.

2. Our values

Here at Capstone, we’re proud to prioritise the safety and welfare of the children in care, as well as the support we provide to foster carers. To ensure you can be the best foster carer you can be, we adhere to six core values:

  • Brighter futures – we promote excellent outcomes for children and young people, building brighter futures into adulthood.
  • Safeguarding – we put safeguarding at the heart of the agency for both you, the foster carer, and the children in care.
  • Investment in care leavers – we invest in children leaving care, supporting transitions to independence and access to opportunities through the Capstone Care Leavers Trust.
  • High-quality service – we strive to produce an outstanding quality of service for foster carers and their families through the training and support we offer, as well as the professionalism we exert.
  • Advocacy – we listen, hear and act for those we support.
  • Investing in our team – we support and invest in our team members in order for Capstone to perform to the best of our ability, and change the lives of as many young people as possible.

With these core values at the heart of our fostering agency, we build brighter futures for the children and young people in our care and provide excellent support to our carers.

3. Our support

We pay attention to our foster carers, and continually reinforce our commitment to our core values. That’s why the strength of our service is of such a high level. As a new foster carer, we provide you with detailed fostering training, which will equip you with the knowledge to be able to take care of a young person or child in care. Fostering training is also offered every year on several topics in order to help you become a better carer and improve your skillset.

We pride ourselves on having more than 100 members of staff across the UK. This means that no carer is left waiting for an answer to a request for additional support, financial or otherwise – there is an experienced professional at your service 24 hours a day.

4. Our achievements

We’ve been rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Capstone serve the North, Midlands, South West and South East of England. Each of our regions are regularly inspected by Ofsted – who have approved us as an ‘Outstanding’ & ‘Good’ independent fostering agency.

We recently accomplished a prestigious achievement in being awarded ‘Outstanding’ in the North by Ofsted. This rating was given due to the incredible work our team in the North have achieved, providing care to children and young people, as well as an excellent service to foster carers.

Still deciding whether to become a foster carer? Learn more about the fostering requirementshow to become a foster carer or discover the different types of foster care available. For further information on why Capstone is the best fostering agency for you, get in touch with a member of our expert team now.

Ways to

Our team of friendly fostering advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is right for you.

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You can contact us by phone and speak to our fostering advisors who are available to talk to you about becoming a foster carer.

0800 012 4004

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You can contact us by completing our online form and our fostering advisors will respond to your queries within 24 hours.

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