Fostering in Wakefield
You could help children and young people in need, by fostering in Wakefield.
As an independent fostering agency working in partnership with Wakefield Council, we know that the number of children and young people who need a safe, secure and loving foster home currently far outnumbers the amount of available foster carers. The same is true for local authorities across England.
This is why we need your help.
By fostering in Wakefield with Capstone Foster Care, you’ll be providing essential services in your local area and will be helping secure a future for children who for whatever reason, had to leave their homes and families.
So could you foster? The answer, most likely, is yes. What do you really need to become a foster carer and provide vital care services? There are only a few requirements that a prospective carer must meet in order to apply. Firstly, you need to be over the age of 21. You also need to be in good health and, most importantly, you need to have a spare bedroom in your home. Without a spare bedroom, your foster placement will lack the secure, private space that is essential for their development.
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Before becoming a fully registered foster parent and taking on fostering placements, you’ll need to complete an assessment process. This will start with a visit to your home from a supervising social worker. This visit is simply to ascertain that you have everything you need to provide quality care services and meet the needs of your fostering placement. After the successful completion of this visit, your social worker will be on hand to offer advice and support throughout the assessment process. You will also be provided foster care skills training by experienced tutors to help you provide the best service you can.
As well as the rewarding feeling of helping improve the lives of children and young people in need, foster carers with Capstone receive a weekly foster care allowance among other benefits. This allowance exists both to cover the costs accrued as you foster a child or young person, and as a reward for the dedication, time and love you’ve invested into helping others.
At Capstone Foster Care, we offer a wide range of different services and placements to local authorities. This includes short-term fostering that may occur while a child is awaiting adoption, long-term fostering that may last until the child or young person is an adult as well as many other more specialist placements.
One group that is especially in need of foster parents are teenagers. Due to negative assumptions about their age group, this group often finds it hard to find a new foster family. If you’re interested in becoming a new foster parent for teens, we’d love to hear from you.
If you’d like to learn more information about Capstone or want to start your journey to becoming a foster carer today, please contact your local office on 0800 012 4004 or by using our online enquiry form. Our professional and friendly team can’t wait to hear from you.