Your local Capstone office:
Tel: 01454 423 820 to speak to Jennifer
If you live in or near Gloucester, then our nearest office to you is in Thornbury, near Bristol, but carer training and support groups take place locally, in Highnam, Gloucester.
Are you thinking about fostering in Gloucester?
We are currently looking for new foster carers in the Gloucester area, particularly people who can foster siblings or who can manage challenging behaviour. If you have been thinking about fostering for a while, perhaps now is the time to take that step and make enquiries? Fostering can be hugely rewarding as you can make a real impact on a child’s life and help them to rebuild their lives and future.
You will need to have at least one spare bedroom, and copious amounts of energy and patience, as well as empathy, understanding and commitment.
Why choose Capstone Foster Care?
We have experienced social workers to support you and offer a substantial training programme to train you to understand your foster child and how to respond to their needs. You would start with ‘Skills to Foster’ and ‘Introduction to Therapeutic Foster Care’ when training to become a foster carer, followed by ongoing training and supervision. We are an agency that puts children and carers first and to this end we have access to therapists, an education coordinator and support workers as required.
We are also one of six demonstration sites selected to see how social pedagogy could work in foster care in England. This is a very exciting programme which puts participation, empowerment and inclusion at the heart of its practice with both carers and children.
Carers have access to 24/7 social worker support and management backup, and meet regularly with their own supervising social worker who knows them and their child/ren really well.
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Our main contact person for all new carer enquiries is Jennifer who is based at our Bristol office and you can reach her on 01454 423 820 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Jennifer will be able to answer many of your questions and give you further information about what being a foster carer involves.
About Capstone Foster Care
Capstone Foster Care is a well-established fostering agency operating across most parts of England. We have over 100 staff supporting 500 carers and we were rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in most of our recent inspections. We have 16 offices spread around England and our local staff teams make a point of knowing personally all the carers in their area. We work hard to maintain the local, family feel of all our offices so that we can offer new carers the best of both worlds – the resources and expertise of a large agency as well as the personal family feel and local support that most carers really value.