Fostering in Tiverton
Capstone Foster Care are looking for caring individuals to join our Devon team and start fostering in Tiverton. By fostering children and young people in the South-West, you’ll be making a real difference in your community and changing the lives of people in need.
We are an independent fostering agency, that means we support local authorities, such as Devon County Council, by providing them with quality foster families when their own contingent of carers isn’t enough to meet demand. This is a problem nationwide, there simply aren’t enough foster families available to provide loving homes for all the children and young people in the UK who need one. This is why we need your help.
By fostering in your own community, you’ll allow children and young people to keep in touch with their friends and even stay at their own school, providing much needed social and educational continuity in an otherwise tumultuous period.
Who can become a foster parent? Almost anyone. You simply need to be over the age of 21 and be in good health – this is just so we know you’re physically able to care for a child or young person into your care, there is no upper age limit for becoming a foster carer. More importantly, you need to have a spare room available in your home to act as your placement’s bedroom. This is vital as it has been proven that having a safe and private space where your new family member can relax and feel secure greatly improve the chance at a positive fostering outcome. These are the only requirements for application, you race, gender, religion, age, whether you live in a house or a flat, or whether you identify as LGBTQ has no impact on your ability to join our team and provide great fostering services.
Once your initial application is approved, you’ll begin the fostering assessment process. During this period, which normally lasts between four and six months, you’ll be supported by your assigned supervising social worker. They will act as your guide on your foster care journey, which will culminate in a meeting with an impartial fostering panel. It is the panel’s job to make the final recommendation as to your suitability to take on a foster placement, though the final decision to approve you as a carer remains with Capstone.
If you’re new to fostering, you may also be new to working with children and young people. This is why we offer all prospective carers places on our fostering skills training courses to ensure they are able to provide the best possible care to their foster placements. Though if you’re an experienced foster carer, we still want to hear from you. To learn more about transferring to Capstone, click here.
If you want to learn more about fostering, such as the weekly allowances our carers receive, then please contact our South-West based office today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be able to answer any questions you might have and help you start your fostering journey. You can reach us by phone on 0800 012 4004 or by filling out one of our online forms. We look forward to hearing from you.
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