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Foster Care Training and Support

Thinking of transferring fostering agency? Our foster carers are given exclusive training and 24/7 support. Learn more from our informative guide.

Here at Capstone, we pride ourselves on our extensive fostering training programme and support system. As a foster carer with us, you are never alone – we are beside you every step of way, providing expert training and support, which you may not necessarily receive as thoroughly when fostering with a local authority.

That’s why transferring to Capstone is a step in the right direction – our training encourages career development, and ensures you become the best foster carer you can be. Find out more about transferring to us today.

Foster Carer Training

From the beginning of your time with us, you will be able to take part in our continuous training and development programmes. Our extensive fostering training has been designed with you in mind – to best equip you for any challenges you may experience in your fostering placements, and inspire confidence. We provide training courses in a variety of areas, including:

  • Child Protection & Safeguarding
  • First Aid
  • Logging, Recording & Data Protection
  • Managing Behaviour
  • Safer Caring
  • Paediatric Emergency First Aid

We also provide a Fostering Changes course, which prepares you to deal with a variety of situations you may experience during fostering placements. Find out more about our fostering training

Support for Capstone Foster Carers

At Capstone Foster Care, we recognise that fostering can, like all jobs, have its challenges. That’s why, when you transfer to us, you will have full access to our caring and helpful support system which includes 24/7 access to a social worker. You will also be given the opportunity to meet like-minded carers to share experiences and stories about your fostering placements. Our supportive teamwork with you to create the best living situation for both you and your placement - we do this through:

  • Phone calls and visits from a dedicated social worker as regularly as needed, but generally every two to four weeks
  • Training in all aspects of looking after children with challenging behaviours
  • Fun social events for carers at least twice a year
  • A network of foster carers in your area supporting each other
  • Up to 14 days paid holiday (respite) per year
  • Competitive allowances paid to you regularly and on time
  • Out of Hours service that gives you access to a social worker who knows about you and your placement, 24 hours a day, every day of the year
  • An assurance from us that we will listen to you and your needs and work hard to support you in a professional and friendly way.

How to transfer to Capstone

Transferring to Capstone could not be easier. Simply fill in our online contact form, and we will put you in touch with a member of our expert team. Our staff will organise a home visit and we will discuss the next steps.

If you already have a child placed in your care, do not worry - our team will work closely with your current agency or local authority to make sure the transition is a smooth as possible and does not disrupt the lives of any children or young people. Find out more about how to transfer to Capstone now.

Ready to transfer fostering agencies? Contact us today to start your transfer to Capstone Foster Care, and to be supported by a national network of foster carers and social workers. 

Ways to

Our team of friendly fostering advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is right for you.

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You can contact us by phone and speak to our fostering advisors who are available to talk to you about becoming a foster carer.

0800 012 4004

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You can contact us by completing our online form and our fostering advisors will respond to your queries within 24 hours.

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