Fostering in Plympton
Could you start fostering in Plympton? Capstone Foster Care are looking for caring and compassionate individuals to provide essential fostering services across the South West of England. If that sounds like you, then apply now!
Capstone is an independent fostering agency, this means that we support local authorities across England, including Plymouth Council in Devon, by providing high quality registered foster carers when their own contingent of carers isn’t enough to meet the ever-growing need for foster parents in the UK. This is why we want you to think about becoming a foster parent with Capstone Foster Care. There is a large discrepancy between the number of children and young people in need of a loving home, and the number of available foster parents – with your help we can make sure that more of the young people in need of support, receive that support.
We offer a range of services to both children and parents. These include standard short and long-term placements as well as more specialist care services. Our specialist fostering range includes parent and child care where both a young parent and their infant child are placed into care together. There is also sibling group fostering where brothers and sisters are all placed into the same home. If you have the space in your home and your heart for any of these, or any other of our specialist types of care, we are especially interested in hearing from you.
To become a foster carer, you need to be over the age of 21, in good health and have a spare room in your home to act as your foster placement’s bedroom. Beyond this, your gender, race, age, religion or whether you identify as LGBTQ have no impact on your ability to join our team – you simply need to be physically able to provide care.
Once you apply, you’ll be assigned a supervising social worker who will visit you in your home to get to know you a little better and to start the fostering assessment process. The assessment process usually lasts between four and six months and culminates in a meeting with an impartial fostering panel. The panel will make a recommendation as to your suitability as a foster parent, but the final decision to register you as a Capstone foster carer remains with us. During the assessment period, you’ll also be invited to join our fostering skills training course to ensure you have everything you need to provide a safe and loving home for your first placement.
Make no mistake about it, foster care is a full-time career. Like any professional job, you need to be sure that your salary will be enough to ensure you’re financially stable. That’s why we provide all of our registered foster carers with a competitive weekly allowance. This money acts, not only to help cover the costs of caring for your new family member, but also a reward for the time, and love you’ve invested in your new role.
If you want to help children and young people in your local area, then talk to our team today. They’re on hand to answer any questions you might have about starting your journey towards fostering. You can call us on 0800 012 4004 or by filling out our online form.
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