Fostering in Bristol
Capstone Foster Care is looking for caring and dedicated individuals to start fostering in Bristol. We need the help of people like you so we can continue to support children and young people across the South West by providing essential fostering services.
There is an ever-growing demand for foster parents across England, with more children and young people having to be removed from their family homes for a variety of reasons. This means that local authorities are struggling to provide enough placements with their existing roster of in-house foster parents. This is when local authorities, including Bristol City Council, turn to independent fostering agencies like Capstone Foster Care to provide high-quality foster care services. By becoming a foster carer with Capstone Foster Care, you’ll be making a real difference in the lives of young people and children in Bristol and the surrounding area by providing them with the loving home that they deserve.
So how do you become a foster carer? It starts by making sure you meet the basic requirements of a foster carer. First, you need to be over the age of 21 and in good health – just so we know you are physically able to care for a child or young person. More importantly, you need to have a spare bedroom in your home. A private and secure space where a child or young person can relax and feel safe is an essential part of being a foster parent and is shown to improve the likelihood of a positive fostering outcome. Beyond that, your gender, race, faith, age or whether you are straight or LGBTQ doesn’t impact on your ability to become a foster carer. Capstone is always looking to build a diverse and talented foster parent roster to help us best meet the physical, social and cultural needs of children and young people in care.
Being a registered foster carer is a rewarding experience in itself. However, we are aware that fostering, as a full-time career, needs to be financial viable. That is why Capstone Foster Care pays all of its carers a competitive weekly allowance. The value of this allowance varies depending on the types of fostering service you provide. No matter the amount however, this payment is there to both help cover the costs of caring as well as act as a reward for the time and love dedicated to your foster care role. We also provide all of our prospective carers with full training through our many parenting and fostering skills training courses to aid in your personal and professional development.
No matter whether you’re brand new to foster care or have extensive experience as a foster parent, if you’re interested in foster care and want to help make a real difference in Bristol, then we want to hear from you. Our friendly and dedicated staff are on hand to provide more information, answer any questions you might have or simply to help you start your journey towards becoming a member of our foster care team. You can reach us by phone on 0800 012 4004 or by completing our online enquiry form.
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