Come along to our fostering events across Londonkid

Foster Care Fortnight is just around the corner, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to host some fostering events across London. When you are thinking about becoming a foster carer it’s really important to gather as much information as you can. We hope that our events in Tesco supermarkets in Brent Cross and Lewisham are a great way for you to come and meet us whilst you’re already out and about.

Fiona is our Recruitment Co-ordinator for the South East and she will be at Tesco with information for anyone who is considering fostering. Some of the main questions that Fiona has come across so far include, ‘do you need a spare room to foster’ – you certainly do. This is because usually children in care need their own space within a home. Another key question is ‘can I work whilst I foster’. We require a main foster carer per household, who can be flexible enough in their work to meet the needs of a child who may need extra support and have regular meetings scheduled for them. Foster carers are also required to attend training.

If you have any questions, come along and meet Fiona, we’re looking for lots of different types of carers, and especially those who can support children aged 10 plus. We’re also asked to find homes for children in care with their siblings, so if you have the extra room, please consider fostering. Support is also needed for parent and child placements, where a foster carers role is to support a parent and their child/children. We offer support and training to help you foster. To find out more contact Fiona on 01322 629 260.

Meet us in Lewisham on 11, 12, 13, 26, 27, 28 May

Meet us in Brent Cross on 18, 19, 20 May and 1, 2, 3 June

Fiona at Tesco in Brent Cross

Fiona at Tesco in Brent Cross

hhh-logo-300x200-300x200Capstone Foster Care is working in partnership with the Fostering Network to deliver the Head, Heart, Hands programme which practises the techniques of social pedagogy.

One of our social pedagogue’s, Veronica, recently participated in an interview with the Fostering Network to share updates, progress and thoughts on how the innovative Head, Heart, Hands programme has developed at Capstone Foster Care.

We’ve posted the article below, courtesy of The Fostering Network.Why-I-care

thumbIf you would like to find out more about fostering in the Somerset area, members of our Somerset fostering team will be available at a number of Garden Centres throughout the next few months.

These days will be a great opportunity to meet our team and help you gain further insight and professional advice about any questions you may have about becoming a foster carer:

  • Saturday 9th May Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury
  • Thursday 14th May Sanders Garden Centre, Burnham-On-Sea
  • Friday 5th June Sanders Garden Centre, Burnham-On-Sea
  • Saturday 13th June Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury

We look forward to seeing you there, however if you are unable to make any of the days listed, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0845 872 0650. We will be happy to help in any way we can, either talking you through the process or answering any queries you may have.