Fostering in Salford
Capstone Foster Care is one of the leading independent foster care agencies in the North West of England. Our goal is to build brighter futures for everyone involved in fostering. If you live in Salford and are interested in fostering, we would really like to hear from you. If you live in Salford and have never thought about becoming a foster carer, we urge you to give it consideration.
Whether you’re brand new to being a foster carer, or you’re already a carer, we are here to support you to make fostering a placed child a positive, rewarding and enjoyable experience. For more than ten years, we have been an independent provider working with local authorities across the UK. We have a contract with the local authority of the Salford City Council.
Because, when possible, we want to place children and young people in their own community, we are seeking people like you to open their hearts and their homes in Salford. A placement may be very short term, medium short term, or long term. In some cases, it may become a permanent situation. While the placement may be for an infant or an older teenager, we have the most need for people who have the space for a young person 10 and older.
There is often a need for families who have the ability to take in sibling groups. If you have room for two or three siblings, get in touch. Another speciality placement is for a parent and child. This used to be referred to as mother and baby, but the parent involved is sometimes the father or both parents. The child is sometimes older than a baby. This is a rewarding experience as you help the young family unit bond and help the mother or father learn the ins and out of parenting.
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Having the space available is the first requirement and this refers to a spare bedroom that can accommodate a bed, chest of drawers, desk, and wardrobe. All youngsters deserve their own private and separate space within the home. Your home can be rented or owned, you can be married or single, male or female, gay or straight. What is required of you is good health, kindness, patience, and a genuine affection for, and understanding of, children and young people.
Capstone is well known for the extra support we offer. We will nurture you, from initial visit through the assessment process and panel, into becoming a foster carer. Once it is determined that you have the spare room, a social worker will guide you through the assessment process, which takes several months. This gives Capstone the opportunity to get to know you and it gives you an opportunity to learn what being part of our team is all about. Our carers frequently comment about the freedom to be at home with the children and the joy of watching them grow into a brighter future.
To find out more information about fostering or how to transfer to us from another agency, contact the local office on 01457 829 400.