Knowledge Centre

Looking to foster? Knowing the difference between short term and long term fostering is important before making your decision to foster. Find out the differences and which type of foster care is right for you today. Short term placements can include anything from a single night for an emergency placement up to a two-year placement. The child in care could stay with you while their legal care proceedings are finalised, which can take a few months or more. Here, the child’s long term plans will be confirmed – the decision of whether they can return to their birth family or...

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Did you know, over 8,000 new foster families are needed in the next 12 months alone? With Foster Care Fortnight 2019 fast approaching, it’s worth considering how fostering can significantly change a future – not only for a young person or child, but for a foster family, too. Every year, The Fostering Network hosts an annual campaign to raise awareness of fostering and demonstrate how fostering can transform lives. Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster carer recruitment campaign – with the message of how fostering can #changeafuture embedded into the campaign. Foster Care Fortnight takes place 13 –...

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That’s great! Recent statistics show that the UK needs to recruit 6,800 new foster families in 2019 to keep up with demand. That’s why we’re always looking for dedicated and caring individuals to join the Capstone team. We understand that, despite foster care being one of the most rewarding professions out there, that getting started can be a little daunting. That’s why we put together this guide! If you’re still concerned however, then know that you’ll be fully supported throughout the application process if you choose Capstone as your foster care service provider. When becoming a foster carer, especially as a...

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