People in and around Lewisham are being urged to consider becoming foster carers so that children and young people in care can remain in their local community.
Capstone Foster Care will be holding a fostering information event at The Glass Mill Leisure Centre on Saturday 18th March 2017 between 12pm and 6pm.
The event will allow Lewisham residents and visitors to the borough to find out more about fostering.
264 children and young people were referred to Capstone for fostering in Lewisham in the past 6 months, and this included 40 groups of brothers and sisters who needed to be kept together. We also received requests for a parent and child to be placed together in a foster home.
Capstone Foster Care is inviting people that have a spare bedroom and are interested in fostering to stop by for a chat on Saturday 18th March 2017 to get more information. We’ll be delighted to see you and happy to answer any questions you ask.
Here’s what some Capstone foster carers say:
“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. The fostering experience has been an enjoyable and positive one for us and hopefully also for the children we have cared for.”
Seamus Jennings, Regional Director at Capstone Foster Care South East,
“Capstone Foster Care has an impressive record and reputation of young people making great progress with our foster carers. We provide foster carers with the necessary training and support and guidance but it’s their commitment and care which really makes the difference and changes the lives of young people beyond recognition. Please come and join our team!”
About Capstone Foster Care
Founded in 2007, Capstone Foster Care now has more than 140 staff supporting more than 600 foster carers nationwide. Locally, Capstone has a team at Dartford covering South London and further afield.
We are passionate about the children and young people in our care and believe that they all deserve to live in a safe, stable and secure family environment. This allows them to thrive and flourish, and to reach their potential – often exceeding expectations!