Fostering in Birmingham
Around 1,800 children and young people are in need of caring foster homes in Birmingham every year, could you help them by joining the Capstone team and fostering in Birmingham? If you’re over the age of 21 and have a spare bedroom in your home, you could help us change lives in your local area.
As a national independent fostering agency, we have a long-term relationship with Birmingham City Council and, over the last ten years, have helped many foster placements find new homes with loving foster families. We work with local authorities across all of England and support local, city and county councils when they need more carers to help meet the demand that is constantly growing across the country. In 2017, the number of available fostering placements in Birmingham fell by 17.6% – which is why we need your help.
By becoming a foster carer, you’ll be considered a self-employed professional and Capstone Foster Care will be sure to treat you like one. As a foster parent, you’ll receive a competitive weekly fostering allowance, the value of which will depend on the types of foster care service you provide. A carer providing a specialist service such as parent and child care, for example, will receive a higher amount than a more basic type of care. These payments are not only to help cover the cost of caring for foster children and young people, but also as a reward for the time and dedication that all of our carers display.
To learn more about how our foster care payments work, click here.
We also provide all carers with an extensive training and support service, both for prospective and existing carers. To learn more about our training provision, click here.
To become a foster carer, all you need is to be over the age of 21 and have a spare bedroom in your home. We’re actively trying to build a diverse roster of carers who all come from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, this is so we can best provide for the personal and cultural needs of the children and young people we place. This means that no matter your faith, gender, race, age or whether you are LGBTQ, we want you to become a foster carer with us.
We’ve already mentioned that you need to have a spare room in your home – no matter if you live in an owned house or a rented apartment. A private and personal space where a child or young person can relax, feel secure and be themselves is shown to improve fostering outcomes in ALL cases and so is an essential requirement of becoming a foster parent.
Whether you’re a new prospective foster parent looking for more information or an experienced carer who is considering transferring to a new agency, then Capstone Foster Care would love to hear from you. Our Midlands office is located near central Birmingham and our office team are here to help and answer any questions you might have. You can reach us by giving us a call on 0800 012 4004 or by filling out our online contact form.
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