Fostering in Haringey
There is a shortage of foster parents in North London in general and in Haringey in particular. Capstone Foster Care is looking for someone like you to think about becoming a foster carer. Do you have a spare bedroom and a desire to help children and teenagers? If so, you are exactly who we need on our team.
Take a little time, but not too much because children are waiting. Talk to your family and friends about the idea and get their feedback. It is an excellent way to open up your mind with their responses and recognise your strengths. You should have a resilient and accepting nature because looked after young people will need that kind of strength. Patience, consistency, reliability, and energy are also essential skills.
Because a large proportion of kids in care are teenagers, there is a real demand for those who can look after teenagers aged 13 to 17.
Because sibling groups are another type of placement, we need carers who have extra bedrooms. Studies have shown that siblings who can stay together through change in general have better outcomes. Young siblings of the same gender can share a room.
When it comes to fostering babies, the reality is that only about 6% of all children in care are under the age of one and those that tend to be short-term placements as they wait for adoptions to be finalised or to be able to go home to birth parents.
Where there is also a need for carers is with parent and child foster care. The young mother, or sometimes young father, can be barely out of childhood and have no training in how to care for an infant. Even if the parent is older, he or she may not be ready for the responsibility of parenthood. These young families need guidance and acceptance. In a parent and child placement, the parent must have his or her own bedroom. Carers are specially trained for parent and child fostering. The most important part is providing the necessities of life and love to the baby.
Capstone works with the local authority of the London Borough of Haringey and there is an ongoing call for carers who can rise to the call for the unique service to the community of caring for looked after youngsters.
This is just a glimpse of where you are needed. Please get in touch. A social worker will be with you through the application process. Single applicants, as well as couples, are sought. Your accommodation can be owned or rented. You need experience that we can teach but formal education in childcare is not necessary.
If you have ever thought about becoming a carer, call us on 0800 012 4004 or fill out an enquiry form and one of our team members will call you back.