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Fostering in Quedgeley

Fostering in Quedgeley with Capstone Foster CareBy fostering in Quedgeley, you’ll be helping local children and young people start a new life while allowing them to keep in touch with their friends and attend their old school.

As an independent fostering agency, Capstone Foster Care works with local authorities across England, including Gloucestershire County Council in the South West – the local authority responsible for the town of Quedgeley. We support these authorities by providing high-quality foster parents when the council’s own supply of carers can’t cover the ever-growing demand for foster parents. Even working together, however, the need for foster parents outnumbers the amount available. This is why we need your help.

By becoming a foster carer in Quedgeley you’ll be providing essential fostering services to your local community and making a real change in the lives of children and young people in need of a new home. But who can become a foster parent? There are only a few prerequisites to apply. You must be in good health, be over 21 years of age and have a spare room in your house. You don’t need to own your own home nor will your race, gender identity, whether your LGBTQ nor your religion affect your ability to become a carer with us – though it may change the types of foster care that you are most suited for and thus change the sort of placements you receive.

Once you apply, you – and your family if appropriate – will be visited by a supervising social worker. This is the start of the assessment process for becoming a foster carer which will conclude with a meeting with the local fostering panel who will ultimately make a recommendation as to your suitability as a foster parent. During this period you’ll also receive some foster parenting skills training as part of our support and training provision for prospective carers.

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We know that most people who get into foster care do not do so for fiscal reasons. It is, however, a full-time job and so it is important that foster carers are able to support themselves and their families while pursuing a career in foster care. To this end, all registered foster carers are eligible for a weekly allowance that, not only helps cover the costs of caring for foster placements but also acts a reward for the dedication, time and love invested in the foster parent role.

The value of this allowance varies depending on the age of your placement, your location and the type of fostering service you are providing. At Capstone we offer a range of fostering care types, including standard long and short-term placements alongside more specialist placements. These more specialist placements include parent and child care – where both a child and their young parents are placed in care together; emergency care – where placements occur with very little notice; sibling group care – where brothers and sisters are placed with the same foster family; respite care and more.

If you want to provide essential fostering services, create a positive fostering experience and help the development of children and young people in your area, then please contact the Capstone Foster Care team today. If you want more information or are looking to apply, then our staff are on hand to help. You can give us a call on 0800 012 4004, use our online contact form or send us a message via our live chat. We look forward to hearing from you!

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