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Fostering in the North

Fostering in the North

Our team in the North has recently been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. This was a wonderful endorsement of our staff and carers and, the amazing work they do helping children and young people build brighter futures.

Here are a couple of things the inspectors said;

Children and young people are at the heart of this service. Leaders and managers demonstrate a huge amount of passion, ambition and commitment to ensuring that children achieve the best outcomes possible and improve their life chances.

Inspectors also praised us on: Training and development opportunities enable foster carers to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge. This enables them to provide effective support to the children they care for.

Our children and young people also had their say: My carers are wonderful. They haven’t given up on me and they have stuck by me through thick or thin.

Could you join our Outstanding team?

If so, please get in touch with a member of our expert team at Capstone Foster Care now for more advice about fostering.

Where Can You Find Us?

We have offices in offices in Greater Manchester, Bradford and Barnsley however, Capstone Foster Care works all over the North West and Yorkshire. We’ve been working with local authorities in the region for over ten years – providing high-quality foster parent services and helping children and young people find the caring homes that they deserve.

For more information on the work we do in your community, click on one of the locations below.  We are particularly looking for carers living in or near:

What Do You Need to Become a Foster Parent?

More important than any qualification, or even extensive parenting experience, is a drive to make a difference and a caring, warm heart. No matter your circumstances or lifestyle, there’s a type of foster care for you – there isn’t just one kind of foster care!

There are a couple of mandatory requirements you need to be aware of however, to apply to become a foster parent you need to be over the age of 21, be in good health and have a spare bedroom in your home for the child or young person in your care.

What Types of Fostering Are There?

When most people think of foster care, they mostly think of long and short-term placements. This is where a single child or young person is placed with a family for a limited period, whether that’s days, months or until the child reaches maturity.

However, we also offer many specialist types of care including:

Foster Care Pay

Foster care is a full-time career and so it’s important to know that you’re able to support yourself through it. At Capstone we provide all our foster parents with a very competitive weekly allowance to act as both a reward for your loving work and to help cover the extra costs of the new addition to your family.

The fostering allowance you receive varies depending on the type of fostering service you’re providing, the age of your placements and your location.

What Next?

If you’re interested in starting your foster care journey or want to know more about the assessment process, the training and support services we offer, or anything else, then contact us today.

You can reach the Capstone Foster Care team by using the form below, our live chat or by calling 0800 012 4004.


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