If you’re looking to make a real difference to young children’s lives, foster care may be the right path for you.
Thinking about becoming a foster carer? If you’re looking for a career that allows you to make a real difference to a child or young persons life, foster care may be the right path for you.
There are many reasons why people choose to foster. Some of the main reasons to foster include:
· Reward – Perhaps the most powerful reason, fostering can be extremely rewarding – as you can help to change and develop young people’s lives. This can bring about real change, inspiring the futures care leavers and shaping their futures just like Zaynab.
· Helping your local community – It’s likely that you may be fostering children within your local community, so by helping improve children’s lives, you may also be helping benefit your local community too. Sometimes it starts even closer to home than that, with many of our foster carers like Saiqa saying that fostering has benefited her own family.
· Expanding your skillset – You may already have a wealth of experience looking after children. If you’re looking to put this experience to good use by trying something new, foster care is a great avenue to explore. Like our foster carers Donna & Steve who went from teacher to foster carer.
· Financial benefits – Fostering is a full-time job, which comes with a fostering allowance. Learn more about how much foster parents get paid.
If you’ve already begun to consider foster care, this shows you already have some of the characteristics that would be essential for a carer. Attributes such as patience and understanding are vital, as you will likely be put in challenging situations that will require you to be calm and authoritative. Yet, the main characteristic you’ll require is having the passion to improve young people’s lives.
If you believe you have these characteristics, it may be time to familiarise yourself with the fostering requirements – as there are certain requirements that you’ll need to meet in order to begin your application to become a foster carer.
There is an ongoing need for foster families – and each year, the demand increases.
At Capstone we will guide you every step of the way, we want to be the fostering agency of choice but you don’t have to take our word for it, read more from our carers Patrick and Sebastian about how they came to choose Capstone.
We believe is what sets us apart is our ongoing support, training and therapeutic approach to fostering. Learn more about what that means to real Capstone carers Denise and Mark.
Or if you would like to speak to one of our friendly team to learn more about starting your fostering journey, call today on 0800 012 4004.
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