Fostering in Brentford
Could you become a foster carer and start fostering in Brentford? As an independent foster care agency, we work with local authorities across England – including Brentford local council in North West London. Located on the western end of the River Thames and a stone’s throw from Kew Gardens, Brentford – much like the rest of England – desperately needs more foster carers. Local authorities across the UK are finding that they have far more children and young people in need of a new foster family than they have available foster parents.
This is why we need your help.
By becoming a foster carer and joining Capstone Foster Care team, you’ll be helping change the lives of children and young people in your local area. You’ll be giving them a chance to develop in a positive way and grow into a successful adult.
While most people become foster parents for these rewarding experiences, being a foster parent is a full-time job and so it’s important to be sure that your new career is financially sustainable. This is why all members of the Capstone care team receive a weekly foster care allowance and are also eligible for tax relief. This fiscal support not only helps you care for your foster placements but also acts as a reward for your dedication to your new role.
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So who can foster? There are only a few things that you need to have in order to foster children and young people and provide quality fostering services. The first is that you’re over the age of 21. You also need to be in good enough health to safely care for a child or young person. Finally, you need to have a spare bedroom in your home – this is perhaps the most important part. It is essential for a child or young person in your care to have their own private and secure space where they can relax and feel safe in their new home. Your gender identity, sexuality, race, whether your LGBTQ nor your relationship status have a bearing on your ability to care for children or young people and so won’t affect your ability to foster a child or young people with Capstone.
Once you apply you – and your family if applicable – will be visited by a supervising social worker. The purpose of this visit is to learn more about you and your background – as well as generally discuss the assessment process. This process will conclude with a meeting with a third-party fostering panel who will ultimately recommend your approval as a carer.
Once you become a fully registered carer you may need to wait a little while before receiving your first placement. This is simply because we do our best to match children and young people with foster carers who best meet their needs and who’s skills best meet the types of fostering required. Our support team will be on hand, before, during and after your placement to offer advice and guidance throughout your time with Capstone Foster Care.
To find out more information, to discuss our training provisions, or to apply, contact us today. You can reach us by phone by calling your local office on 0800 012 4004, by completing an online application form or by sending us a message using our live chat service.