Fostering in Leicestershire
Fostering in Leicestershire may be something you’ve thought about in the past but you weren’t sure how to foster or if it was really a feasible career choice. If this sounds like you, then we urge you to get in touch with us today. Here at Capstone Foster Care we’re always looking for loving and caring individuals to join our diverse fostering team. And, by working with a fostering agency like ours, you’ll have all the support and resources you need to really make a difference in the lives of children and young people in your local area.
Capstone is an independent foster agency. That means we work with local authorities across England and help bolster their roster of foster families. The demand for foster placements is ever-growing and so many councils, including Leicestershire County Council in the Midlands, often need the support of organisations such as Capstone to ensure that every child or young person gets the loving and welcoming foster home that they deserve.
By becoming a foster carer with Capstone, you’ll be entitled to a competitive weekly allowance, as well as access to training and support resources to help build your fostering skills and aid in your professional development. The value of this allowance varies depending on which types of fostering services you provide. In every case, however, the payment is there to help cover the extra cost of caring for a new member of your family and also reward you for the love and time you’ve dedicated to your fostering role.
If you’re thinking of applying to be a foster parent with Capstone, there are a few requirements you need to be aware of. First, you need to be over the age of 21 and be in good health – this is just so we can be sure that you’re physically fit and able to care for a child or young placement. Just as important however, is the need to have a spare bedroom in your home. A private bedroom acts as a safe haven for a child or young person, and is a vital part of providing successful fostering outcomes.
Past this, your religion, gender, age, marital status, race or sexual preferences have no impact on your ability to provide great quality care and become a member of our team. We’re actively looking to build an increasingly diverse foster parent roster to help us best meet the needs of the children and young people who we place.
If you meet these criteria and decide that you want to become a foster carer, then please contact us today. By becoming a registered foster parent and fostering a child or young person in your local area, you’ll be helping to change lives and gives a second chance to those who need it most.
If you need more information about the assessment process, are looking for advice on how to start your fostering career or have any other related questions, then our friendly office staff are here to help. You can reach our team by phone on 0800 012 4004 or by filling out our online enquiry form.
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