Basingstoke families called on to support local children

Families in Basingstoke are being urged to consider becoming foster carers after it is revealed that more than 1000 children were referred for fostering in Hampshire last year.

Capstone Foster Care will be holding a fostering information day at Basingstoke’s Citizen Advice Centre on 26th January between 10am-5pm. The event will allow Basingstoke residents to find out more about fostering.

1097 individual Children and Young People were referred to Capstone for fostering in Hampshire last year, with a further 124 sibling groups 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 Thursday 26th January for more information.

Hampshire residents Kirsty and Paul became approved foster carers in 2013.

Kirsty commented:

“I wanted a new challenge and we felt fostering would help make a difference. We have learnt a lot and grown as a family over the five years we have had children in our care. It puts a different perspective on life and reminds us how lucky we and our children are.” 

Steve Hunt, Regional Director at Capstone Foster Care, commented:

“Capstone Foster Care has been based and working across Hampshire for the past ten years and has a solid history of making sustainable foster placements where young people make excellent progress. Despite that, we still need more foster families in North Hampshire to meet the demand for placements in this region. We look forward to meeting with residents in Basingstoke on the 26th.”

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