Fostering in Leicester
We want you to start fostering in Leicester.
Capstone Foster Care is an independent fostering agency and we work with local authorities around England, including Leicester City Council in the East Midlands to help them provide a foster home to children and young people who, for whatever reason, have to leave their family home. As is the case across Leicestershire (and indeed the whole country) the number of children and young people in desperate need of a safe-haven is far greater than the current number of available carers.
This is why we need your help. We’re looking for caring, dedicated individuals who are looking to become a foster carer in the Leicester area so we can help children in your local area have a fresh start in life.
By becoming a foster carer in Leicester, you will be providing an essential service in your local area – something that will not go unrewarded. All of our carers receive a weekly fostering allowance, both to help cover the cost of caring for your foster care placement, but also as a reward for your time and work to help change the lives of a child or young person in need.
So who can foster? There are very few barriers to fostering in Leicestershire and we offer many different types of fostering services – meaning that there is a type of placement to suit any potential carer. All we ask is that you are over the age of 25, are in good health and have a spare room in your house. Your gender, sexuality or race have no bearing on your ability to provide excellent care – and so they don’t impact your ability to join our foster care team. If you meet this small list of criteria, we urge you to get in touch with Capstone today.
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Once you apply you’ll be assigned, and visited by, a supervising social worker. This visit is to ensure that you have everything you need – including the all-important spare room that will allow your foster placement to have a secure private space of their own. Your social worker will also be on hand to offer advice and guidance throughout the rest of the carer assessment process and beyond. We also offer our prospective carers with specialist skills training to ensure they have all the skills required to provide excellent care for their placements.
Once you have successfully passed the assessment process we will still provide you with all the training and support you require. We believe that our careers are professionals and treat them as such – part of this is to ensure that all of our foster care team feel supported, secure and happy as part of their rewarding work as a foster carer.
If you want to start fostering in Leicester or just want more information, then give our office a call on 0800 012 4004 or complete our online enquiry form. Join our fostering team today and change the life of a child and young person in your local area.