Families in Gloucester are being urged to consider becoming foster carers after it is revealed that more than 400 children were referred for fostering in Gloucestershire in past 6 months.
Capstone Foster Care will be holding a fostering information evening at Gloucester Guildhall on 28th February between 4pm-7pm. The event will allow Gloucester residents to find out more about fostering.
471 individual Children and Young People were referred to Capstone for fostering in Gloucestershire in the past 6 months, within this figures 36 sibling groups and 55 parent and child referrals were also seeking foster care. Capstone Foster Care are inviting families that have a spare room, the time and patience to become foster carers to stop by on Tuesday 28th February to find out more information.
Gloucester residents Clive & Bev became approved foster carers in 2013. Clive commented:
“Like any new venture in life we are learning all the time, the varied training offered by Capstone has really helped us and gives the feeling that nothing is out of reach to help and support these young people. Although it’s still early days for us the fostering experience has been an enjoyable and positive one for us and hopefully also for the children we have cared for.”
Steve Hunt, Regional Director at Capstone Foster Care, commented:
“Capstone Foster Care has been based and working across the whole of the South West for the past ten years and has a solid history of making sustainable foster placements where young people make excellent progress. We have worked with Gloucester County Council to provide a variety of placements for young people who they have not been able to find suitable families from within their own resources. We are also in the process of renewing our Tenders with the majority of Local Authorities in the South West, and to enable us to meet the demand for placements will be seeking to recruit and approve more foster carers. We look forward to meeting residents from Gloucestershire, who may be interested in the rewarding job of fostering a young person.”
About Capstone Foster Care
Founded in 2007, Capstone Foster Care now has more than 140 staff supporting more than 600 carers nationwide. Locally, Capstone has a team at Bristol, which covers the whole of Bristol & Gloucestershire.
We are passionate about the children in our care and believe that all children deserve to live in a safe, stable and secure family environment. This environment allows children to have a sense of security, which enables them to improve their emotional wellbeing.