Fostering in Sutton Coldfield
Have you ever thought about fostering in Sutton Coldfield? If so, the Capstone Foster Care Birmingham office want to hear from you.
As an independent fostering agency, Capstone works with local authorities up and down England, including Birmingham City Council in the West Midlands. We support authorities by providing quality carers and foster homes for children and young people that, for whatever reason, have had to be removed from their family homes by the local council. As is the case on a national level, however, the number of children and young people in need of a secure and caring foster home is far higher than the number of foster families currently available – this is where you come in.
By working with Capstone Foster Care and providing quality foster care services in your local area, you’ll be helping children and young people achieve a new start at life and help them grow and develop in a positive way.
You might be wondering what kind of individual is best suited to becoming a foster parent. The reality is that there is no one type of person that makes a great carer. The only requirements you need to apply are that you’re in good health, are over the age of 21 and have at least one spare bedroom in your home. If you meet these three criteria, then we’d love to hear from you.
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Before becoming a fully registered carer and taking on foster placements, you’ll need to undergo an assessment process, including a visit from a supervising social worker and a form f assessment. Your supervising social worker will be on hand throughout the process to make sure you have everything you need as well as to offer help and advice.
Once you become a fully registered foster carer, what kind of placement can you expect? It’s hard to say as at Capstone, we offer a wide range of fostering services and placement types. These can range from short-term placements that last until the child or young person can be put up for adoption or return to their family home, to longer placements that can last until the foster child reaches adulthood. We also offer more specialist placements, including therapeutic placements that are undertaken with a supporting team of medical professionals. These placement types are most commonly used when the child or young person needs that extra level of support after being placed into foster care.
As a Capstone carer, you’ll be provided with a range of support, training and benefits. Our support staff will be available to you at any time 24/7 throughout the year to answer any questions you might have or to offer any advice. You’ll also be provided with a weekly allowance to, not only help cover the costs of caring for a new family member, but also as a reward for your time and dedication to your new role.
If you’re interested in starting your new foster carer career, please get in touch with Capstone today. We can be reached by phone on 0800 012 4004 or online using our live chat or enquiry form. Together we can make a real difference in the lives of children and young people in your local area.