I have been lucky to be part of the Capstone Foster Care, South West Team, with a particular focus on marketing. Although social work and marketing is not going to be relevant to what I would like to study at university, the skills I have been able to develop within the workplace over the last week will certainly help me during my work life.

Capstone Foster Care is a provider of finding fostering homes for children, sometimes with complex needs. To me this is what makes Capstone unique as a fostering agency. Capstone not only provides their carers with basic skills to foster but goes beyond by providing a very high level of support and delivers therapeutic care to both its carers and the foster children they care for.

Over the last week, I have been able to experience every aspect of each integral part of Capstone Foster Care and have learnt about the enquiry process, how social workers operate, how carers are looked after and the administration aspect. All of which have opened my eyes and allowed me to learn about the agency my parents and I work for on a much deeper level. In many ways this experience has taught there is a huge need for fostering families, especially across the country, to help with the ever growing amount of children finding themselves in the care system.

Joe McCabe


hello, in my blog this month I talk about the process of becoming a foster carer, how I found the experience and how I was treated during the assessment. Fostering is very rewarding and it’s something you could be doing in 2017. If there are any subjects you would like me to talk about in the future please state in the comments.

Demi

 


My Vlog this month is about Christmas and how a child who had never viewed the festive Season as a positive thing had not only enjoyed the day but taken the brave step to stand up during dinner and make a toast. He showed me how important it is to be part of a family at this time of year and how much our simple traditions can impact on someone’s self-worth, something I had always taken for granted as I have never known any different. Being part of a fostering family has taught me many things, but that Christmas I realised how lucky I had always been and have been thankful for it ever since.

Merry Christmas

Demi

Demi's Christmas experience


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