Fostering in Reading
If you are interested in being a foster carer in Reading, Capstone is eager to recruit you. We are looking for new and experienced carers who are able to make a difference in the lives of children who need foster care. The Reading Borough Council makes the statement, “Every child deserves a decent start in life, and to be given the guidance, confidence and love they need to fulfil their potential.”
Capstone has a contract with the council’s local authority to help provide the best and most decent start in life possible for the children and young people in your area. We are an independent fostering agency and as such, we are able to focus on the recruitment, training, and support of remarkable carers.
One of the first requirements of people who are interested in being foster parents is that they have a spare room for the young person in care. As often as not, a child taken into care is part of a sibling group and this requires a separate room for each child.
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Across the country, there might be about four thousand children under two who need to be placed. Often this is a transition placement before they are adopted. Fostering is not primarily about caring for babies, although we often do need parent and child placements.
Regardless of the type of placement you have, you are never alone. Extra support, equipment, and expertise is always available to you.
Other than having the space for a child, potential carers should be level-headed and have an interest in caring for children. Your background, marital status, skill set, and education are not factors.
Our goal is brighter futures for these young people who have encountered obstacles in their progression toward a brighter future. By having more foster families in Reading, we will be better able to meet the needs of youngsters who will then be able to remain in their current schools. The less disruption in their lives, the better it is for them.
Capstone is a well-established independent fostering agency with offices across England. Because the offices are local, we are able to maintain the family-friendly feel that is a large part of our success in building a strong team. The intimacy of the small local office coupled with the resources and expertise of a national agency means that we provide our carers with the best of both worlds.
Capstone has an outstanding reputation for working with its carers, providing above average financial support, and arranging for a solid foster carer network. A supervising social worker is always available to respond to urgent issues.
Contact your local fostering team in Reading if you would like to know more on 0118 322 4360 or simply complete our online form. You can also keep up to date with our events and news by joining our Facebook page.