Capstone is currently looking for foster carers in Brent. If you have a spare room, are at least 21 years old, and have ever thought about fostering Brent or West London based young people, now is the time to take action. To help explain why we are reaching out to you, there is a serious shortage of foster carers in the UK. There are about 70,000 youngsters in care across England on any given day and of these, there is no home for nearly 9,000 of them. Brent is no exception.
Because the goal of our services is to build brighter futures for children and young people, we strive to provide the best possible placements to our kids in care. It is best when a young person can be placed in his or her own community. This means that they can stay in the same school and maintain their peer group. Consistency and the support of friends are important to youngsters.
We are an independent fostering agency, which means that we provide our well-trained carers to enhance the local authority’s ability to provide the essential homes for the children they take into care. We contract with the local authority of the London Borough of Brent Council. Our recruitment, training, and support means that we have a diverse range of fosterers. LGBTQ, straight, male, female, single, married, no upper age limit, all are urged to think about this rewarding career.
You do need to be in good health and be able to pass a DBS check. You don’t need to have experience in child care. You don’t have to own your home. It does need to be big enough for the child to have his or her own bedroom. If you have more than one spare bedroom, we would love to talk to you because we often need placements for sibling groups. When several brothers and sisters are taken into care, we try our best to place them together.
There is also a need for people to look after a parent and child. This is a short term placement, approximately three months long, where a young parent (or parents) and their baby live with you while you help the parent learn parenting skills while also ensuring that the baby, or toddler, is properly looked after.
Why not call for a friendly chat to discover if fostering is right for you, or request one of our information packs? Once you enquire we can have an informal chat and find out if you can foster. This is where the application process begins. A social worker will visit your home several times and help you throughout the assessment process. There is foster training, ongoing support, and all your questions will be answered as they arise. When a child or young person is placed in your home, you will receive a generous weekly allowance.
To begin, even just to ask for more information, please contact us. Simply fill out the contact form or phone us on 0800 012 4004.
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Make an enquiry...