Fostering in Burnley
Capstone Foster Care is looking for caring individuals to start fostering in Burnley.
Capstone is an independent fostering provider, this means that we work with local authorities around England to provide high-quality carers to children and young people who, for whatever reason, are no longer able to live with their families. One of the authorities we work with is Lancashire County Council in the North West of England. We work with foster carers throughout this area, including those based in Burnley to help change the lives of children and young people in need.
So why do we need your help? As is the case around the UK, the number of children and young people who need a loving and secure foster home and foster parents outweighs the number of carers currently available to provide a quality fostering service. We need more caring individuals to join our foster care team so we can help more children and young people continue to develop and grow in a positive way.
So what do you need to become a foster carer? All we ask is that you’re over the age of 25, are in good health and have a spare bedroom in your house. Your race, gender or orientation are not barriers to becoming a foster carer and joining the Capstone Foster Care team.
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Before you become a fully registered foster care provider you’ll need to go through an assessment process. You’ll be supported throughout by a supervising social worker. They will guide you through the process, offer support and advice and answer any questions you may have. They will also visit you in your home to complete a f form assessment, this is simply to make sure you have everything you need to look after foster placements – including that all-important spare room.
All of our carers receive foster care skills training as well as a competitive weekly allowance. This allowance isn’t only to help cover the costs of caring for your new family member but is also a reward for the time, dedication and, most vitally, the care that you have invested into your new career as a foster carer.
As a fostering agency, we provide a wide range of fostering services and types of fostering placement. As well as standard long and short-term placements, we also offer parent and child and sibling group placements. The former of these specialist placements see a young child put into care with their young parents. The role of the foster carer in this situation is to help care for the child as well as assess the young parent’s ability to care for the child on their own – the ultimate aim being to avoid splitting the family up. We’re especially interested in hearing from those interested in taking on these more specialist placements.
For more information, or to start your foster care journey, please do not hesitate to contact Capstone today. Your local office for Burnley can be reached by calling 0800 012 4004 or by using our online application form. We hope to hear from you soon.