Fostering in Burton upon Trent
At Capstone, we cover the whole of Staffordshire from our base in Stoke-on-Trent. This is a sub-office of our regional Midlands base in Birmingham. We have a contract with the local authority of Staffordshire County Council and our focus is on providing top-notch fostering placements. This is why we are reaching out to people like you in Burton upon Trent.
Capstone is an independent fostering agency that has a contract with your local authority to help meet the requirements for the various types of placement in Burton, as well as across the UK. There is a shortage of foster parents in general, and specifically in your region. The local authorities carry out the duty of taking children into care and they look to agencies such as Capstone for assistance in finding placements.
Fostering is a rewarding career and if you have ever considered becoming a foster career, here are the basic requirements. First, you need to have a spare bedroom. Then you need to be in good health. After that, you can assess your level of energy, patience, and compassion. Your marital status doesn’t matter. You can be single, male or female, and any age (over 21). Having the chance to give children and young people opportunities to have a fun and active childhood is massively rewarding, both for the foster carers and for the children and young people that they care for.
We require homes for parent and child foster care. While this often involves a young mother and her baby, it could just as easily be a father and toddler or both parents and their little one. A typical placement of this type would last 12 weeks while you helped the parent learn parenting skills and how to bond with the child. At the same time, you are on hand to ensure that the baby is properly cared for.
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Because sibling group foster care is another frequent type of placement, people who have more than one spare room are also eagerly sought to team up with Capstone. Because looked after children, even siblings over the age of three, are expected to have their own bedroom, we must have more caring homes with extra bedrooms.
With Capstone, you have a supportive team in our staff as well as the network of other carers. There are events and activities and plenty of opportunities for social get-togethers where you and the kids in your care can have laughter and fun. In addition to the training and support we offer, there is also the financial support and emotional rewards of a career where you can make a difference in a young person’s life.
You can enquire online by filling in our enquiry form, send us a quick email or speak to our Midlands recruitment team. Their advice is free and they can answer specific questions about fostering. If this sounds interesting, then please do not hesitate to get in touch – just call 0800 012 4004 or get in touch using our online enquiry form.