Could you foster in Gloucestershire?
We are currently recruiting foster carers in the Gloucestershire area, especially in Gloucester itself, Cheltenham and Stroud. If you have been thinking about fostering as a career, and have a spare bedroom available, please do contact us for more information.
A foster carer needs to have plenty of patience and empathy, as well as energy and a ‘can do’ attitude in order to provide a caring and nurturing home for a child or young person who has experienced trauma and needs someone to help them rebuild their life.
Why choose Capstone Foster Care?
We are an agency that puts children and carers first, so that they are the centre of all we do. For carers, we provide you with thorough ‘Skills to Foster’ training and an introduction to therapeutic foster care, followed by ongoing training and 24/7 support of an experienced supervising social worker.
We are one of six demonstration sites in the UK selected to see how social pedagogy could work in foster care in England. This is a very exciting programme which puts participation, empowerment and inclusion at the heart of its practice with both carers and children. We therefore have access to a social pedagogue, as well as therapists, support workers and an education support coordinator.
Capstone Foster Care has been successful in all the local authority tenders that place children in foster homes in the Bristol and Gloucestershire areas. We are preferred providers for all the following Bristol, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire local authorities.
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If you live in Gloucestershire, then our nearest office to you is in Thornbury, near Bristol, although carer training and support groups will take place more locally in Highnam, Gloucester. To ask questions and find out more about fostering, please contact us.
Our main contact person for all new carer enquiries is Jennifer who is based at our Bristol office and you can reach her on 01454 423 820 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Jennifer will be able to answer many of your questions and give you further information about what being a foster carer involves.
About Capstone Foster Care
Capstone Foster Care is a well-established fostering agency operating across most parts of England. We have over 100 staff supporting 500 carers and we were rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in most of our recent inspections. We have 16 offices spread around England and our local staff teams make a point of knowing personally all the carers in their area. We work hard to maintain the local, family feel of all our offices so that we can offer new carers the best of both worlds – the resources and expertise of a large agency as well as the personal family feel and local support that most carers really value.