Fostering in Wolverhampton
Children from Wolverhampton are regularly placed with Capstone Foster Care because we ensure that the foster carers we put forward for each referral are a good match for the child. We have a contract with the local authority of Wolverhampton City Council and we are often asked to find carers for siblings, teenagers and children of different ethnic backgrounds in Wolverhampton, which is why we are always looking for a diverse range of carers.
If you are new to the idea of being a carer, there are few requirements that must be met. Primary is the requirement that you have a spare bedroom because each looked after child or young person deserves his or her own private space. If you have more than one spare bedroom, that is even better as there are often sibling groups taken into care. While there is a minimum age requirement of 21, there is no upper age limit. You must be in good health. Your marital status, sexual orientation, or gender are not factors.
As we have a need for placements for sibling groups, we are looking for people who have more than one spare bedroom. Another type of fostering for which we have a real need is parent and child placement. The young mother or father and baby or toddler will stay with you for approximately three months while you assist the parent to learn parenting skills and assess their ability to properly care for their child.
As an independent fostering agency, we are proud of our recruitment and retention record which enables us to provide many types of fostering service in the West Midlands. We have offices situated all over England, with our local staff members working hard to ensure that they know all of our foster carers personally.
It is very important to us that we always maintain the family feel of our offices, which means that we are able to provide new foster carers with the balance of the resources and knowledge associated with a larger agency and the personal “family feel” and local support. The feedback we receive from our current caring families acknowledges this atmosphere as very valuable.
If you are already a registered carer with experience and thinking about transferring or a person new to the thought of becoming a carer, we would appreciate hearing from you. Our training and benefits are excellent. If you have not yet made a decision to start a new career or change agencies, feel free to contact us for general information about our services and what we can offer you.
To find out more, you can enquire online by filling in our enquiry form or speak to our 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.
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