Remand Fostering

Remand fostering offers young people who are remanded by the Courts with a remand foster carer while they await court proceedings.

What is remand fostering?

Remand fostering offers young people who have been remanded by the courts an alternative to being placed in custody. Instead, these young people can be placed with a remand foster carer while they await their court proceedings.

What is the need for remand foster care?

All children under the age of 18 charged with an offence are deemed as vulnerable. That’s why remand fostering is so important, as it provides an alternative to custodial care. Being placed in custody can be a damaging experience to a young person’s development, and it’s thought to increase the risk of reoffending in the future. As a remand foster carer, you can offer a sanctuary to young people in need, creating a more supportive, nurturing environment than they’d experience in custody, and hopefully discourage them from reoffending in the future.

What to expect as a remand foster carer

Typically, remand fostering placements come with very short notice, meaning you need to be flexible and available for remand foster children to stay into your home. If the young person you’re fostering is on remand, your role will be to escort them to and from court when they are required to attend, as well as providing a secure and stable environment for them to stay in during their time on remand.  

However, in some cases, remand fostering can be planned – when a young person leaves custody, they may need to be reintroduced into the community gradually. By placing them with a remand foster family, this can act as a transitional step. It’s helpful for the remand foster carers to already know the young person when they are in custody by visiting them while they’re there, as this will help them build a relationship beforehand.

Who can become a remand foster carer?

It’s important to understand that this type of foster care can be challenging. As a remand foster carer, you will need to have excellent communication skills, patience and be able to offer unwavering support. This environment is designed to offer stability and security for a young person in remand care.

Remand fostering with Capstone Foster Care

If you think you’re someone who can help turn around the lives of vulnerable young people at a difficult time in their lives, we want to hear from you. Here at Capstone, we welcome all interest for remand fostering roles. However, many of the people who work in remand fostering are accustomed to supporting young people to change their lives, such as members of the police force, sports coaches, youth workers, social workers, probation officers, support workers and prison officers.

As a remand foster carer with Capstone, you can expect an unparalleled level of support and training. Our expert team are on hand 24 hours a day, meaning you’ll be able to contact us any time for help and support. We’re here to guide you through every step of your fostering journey. 

Get in touch with us today for more information on remand foster care.

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Ways to

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

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