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Fostering in Derby

Fostering in Derby with Capstone Foster CareCapstone is actively seeking foster carers in Derby. There are more than a thousand looked after children in the city and across Derbyshire. Across the UK there is a major shortage of foster carers and Derby is no exception. We need more carers here who can change the lives of these children and young people in a dramatic and positive manner. If you are the type of person who has a passion to make a difference to the lives of young people, talk to us.

If belonging to a team that feels more like a family is what you’re after from your fostering agency, then Capstone is the agency for you. We have a friendly recruitment team to guide you through the process of becoming a carer. It is a very rewarding career filled with love and compassion.

If you have the room in your home and are at least 21 years old, you are ready to take the next step. Training is provided, and experience is not a requirement. What is required is that you have an open heart, a sense of humour, good health, and a great deal of patience. Your marital status and gender orientation are not factors. Single men and women, gay or straight, married couples, common-law couples are all encouraged to consider joining our fostering team.

Meanwhile, here is a bit of information about Capstone and our operation in the city of Derby and the wider county of Derbyshire. We are based in our Leicester (East Midlands) office, which is a sub-office of our main Midlands base in Birmingham. We work with both Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council to provide excellent quality placements to kids in need in their regions.

The way that placements work is that the local authority responds to situations where children are deemed to be at risk and assesses their home situation. Based on this assessment, the authority takes the kids into care and decides whether an emergency or short-term placement is required. Perhaps the placement needs to be long-term and that can be determined at the time they are removed from their homes or it may be decided over time.

In any case, the next step is to find a placement for the children. Like many local authorities in the UK, they often turn to independent agencies such as Capstone, which specialises in finding, training, and supporting excellent carers. We provide generous fostering allowances.

Do you have a spare bedroom available? Are you able to offer the time, patience and commitment required to look after a vulnerable child? If you would like to become a foster carer, we would love to hear from you. We have a special need for parent and child foster care and sibling group foster care.

You can enquire online by submitting an enquiry form, or by calling us on 0800 012 4004. After an initial phone conversation, a social worker will be happy to come out and visit your home to discuss fostering further.

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