Demi is the daughter of Capstone foster carers Natalie and Simon. She is 15 years old and has experienced a fostering family lifestyle. Demi has shared this poem to demonstrate what life is like for the birth children of those who foster.

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Foster carers from across the South East participated in Paediatric Emergency First Aid Training Level 3 last week at our office in Dartford.

This course equips the learner to be confident in CPR and Choking for Children and Infants, as well as teaching how to deal with common childhood accidents such as nose bleeds, splinters and allergic reactions.  Multiple choice paper and practical assessments are needed to gain the certification.

The carers who participated in the training thoroughly enjoyed the experience, especially the practical session of placing bandages on one another based on what they had learned.

First aid is a really important skill to have when caring for young people, and at Capstone Foster Care we will support foster carers to have the skills necessary to support young people both physically and mentally. We have a full schedule of training for foster carers which takes place throughout the year. If anyone is interested about the support and training we offer at Capstone Foster Care, please contact us today on 0800 012 4004, to speak to a member of your local team.


5059913-300x200We’re really excited about meeting people across Devon and Cornwall at some of the south west shows we’re attending this year.

On Saturday 11th July, we will be attending the Liskeard show. It’s one of the biggest south west shows with lots on offer especially for those interested in large and small animals, donkeys, poultry, dog shows, fruit, veg and flowers. There are usually lots of of marquees and areas for trade stands and we will be ready to speak to anyone interested in fostering. We hope you come down to enjoy the events, competitions, fairground rides, entertainment and local trade stands on the day. Find out more about how to join in here: http://www.liskeardshow.org

On Saturday 25th July, you’ll have another chance to meet the team at the Mid Devon Show. We will be there ready for you to talk to whilst you enjoy a day full of entertainment, crafts, competitions and markets. It’s set to be a fun day out with entertainment for the whole family. We look forward to seeing you there! http://www.middevonshow.co.uk.

We are also attending the Totnes show, where thousands are attracted each year. There’s a home and handicrafts marquee, craft tent, food hall and demonstrations, displays and parades, as well as the popular acoustic music stage. Check out more photos of previous shows:http://www.totnesshow.com/galleryDisplay.asp

We really hope you can join us at one of these south west shows. There’s a really big demand for foster carers in this region, so if fostering is something you have considered doing, we really hope you take the next step and ask us a few questions. Don’t forget, if it’s not possible to attend one of the shows you can always enquire online, or call Gill in Devon for a friendly chat on 01626 323 840.

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