Join us for a chat about fostering and some tasty food at The Old School BBQ Bus

Capstone Foster Care will be at The Old School BBQ Bus (Hollinwood, Greater Manchester) on Sunday, 16th September 10am till 3pm providing information about foster care and the benefits of joining the Capstone family. Also, Rainy City Cruisers will also bee in attendance on the same day, showcasing their awesome cars!

See our frequently asked questions below to see if fostering is the right decision for you.

1) How long with the assessment process take?
The assessment process for new Foster Carers takes approximately 4 to 6 months. If you are an experienced carer the transfer from another agency may be quicker

2) Can I be a foster carer if I am single?
Yes, of course. Your martial status is not a factor when becoming a foster carer.

3) Can I foster if I smoke?
If you smoke, there are some restrictions. You are still able to foster but the welfare of the young person placed needs to be considered. At Capstone Foster Care, we would not place a child under the age of 5 in a smoking household.

4) Can I foster if I work?
Yes, but the agency would have to be satisfied that there is enough flexibility to undertake the fostering tasks

5) Can I foster if I have pets?
Yes! Lots of people who foster have pets. Children and young people can benefit by forming strong bonds with pets, helping them settle more easily into your home. Some pets can be risky to children and any possible risks are discussed during the assessment process.

6) Is there an age limit for foster carers?
There is no upper limit for Foster Carers providing you are fit enough to undertake the tasks involved and have enough life experience to provide a safe family environment for children.
The Fostering Regulations state that the minimum age for a foster carer is 21. To foster with Capstone if you are under 25 you must be exceptional

If your question isn’t listed above or want to talk to us further then please give us a call on 0800 012 4004 or come and say hello on the day!

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