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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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Foster care is when a child or young person goes to live with adults other than their parents because they can’t stay at home with their family anymore. This can happen for a number of reasons, but no matter what the cause, it’s vital that these vulnerable children and young people are able to find safety and care elsewhere, even if only for a short time. The ultimate goal of foster care is for the looked after child or young person to return to their birth families, but this can take several years in some cases, if at all....

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Care Day 2019 is happening on 15 February. This is the day when the world shares the biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience. Care Day is about bringing the stories of carers and the care experienced into the public arena. If public attitudes on care experienced people’s lives can be shifted, it would extend the love and caring that sustains fostering and foster children beyond childhood. Care experienced people are not separate from the public at large. They would benefit from an appreciation of their success in life. Most people know just enough about foster parents...

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