Sam and Paul had a child placed with them for 6 months and here they explain why they recommend fostering with Capstone and the positive impact it has on a child’s or young person’s life.

Sam said “it was just an amazing experience really, to have the opportunity to help children who need it the most and if you have a spare room and you’ve got the time and the patience, that’s all you need, you’re the perfect people to foster.”

Everyday, more and more children are being placed into care and there are sadly not enough fosters carers available for them all. Sam and Paul have had an amazing impact on this young boy’s life and have helped him to have a brighter future and they believe they were really fortunate to watch it happen.

“To look back after a placement and see a young person change and grow and come out of themselves and learn humour and social skills and genuinely become happier is just a massive, massive thing.” Paul explains.

Sam and Paul, thank you!

 

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I have been lucky to be part of the Capstone Foster Care, South West Team, with a particular focus on marketing. Although social work and marketing is not going to be relevant to what I would like to study at university, the skills I have been able to develop within the workplace over the last week will certainly help me during my work life.

Capstone Foster Care is a provider of finding fostering homes for children, sometimes with complex needs. To me this is what makes Capstone unique as a fostering agency. Capstone not only provides their carers with basic skills to foster but goes beyond by providing a very high level of support and delivers therapeutic care to both its carers and the foster children they care for.

Over the last week, I have been able to experience every aspect of each integral part of Capstone Foster Care and have learnt about the enquiry process, how social workers operate, how carers are looked after and the administration aspect. All of which have opened my eyes and allowed me to learn about the agency my parents and I work for on a much deeper level. In many ways this experience has taught there is a huge need for fostering families, especially across the country, to help with the ever growing amount of children finding themselves in the care system.

Joe McCabe


Foster child ‘T’ talks about her time with St John’s Ambulance Cadets for Child Safety Week. 

Martin and Julie my foster carers encouraged me to join St Johns Ambulance Cadets after trying various sporty activities which isn’t really me 🙂

Although at first I was really, really nervous and didn’t think I would enjoy it I did.

It is a small group and I was allowed to do as much as I felt confident with. My instructor is nice and friendly and very patient. The uniform is green and froglike but ok.

I have passed my Life Skills Level 1 and working towards my level 2. We get go to events as support such carnivals, rugby matches and shows.

I have learnt basic life skills and what to do in an emergency, how to do resuscitation and more, which is important for everyone to know!

Before I came into foster care I felt unable to do anything about my life but this has given me confidence and power and will help me in the future.

T 🙂


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