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Meet the Team

The Capstone team in the Midlands is led by Sara Chambers-Ross and Ann-Marie. Sara and Ann-Marie are supported by 12 social workers and 8 admin staff across our three offices in the Midlands.

Meet Sara

I am from the Midlands and have worked in fostering for over 20 years.

It is such a privilege to work with a fantastic team at Capstone Foster Care Midlands and I make it my mission to ensure we have exceptionally positive and strong working relationships. I am very proud of the amazing work our foster families achieve and how they make an amazing difference to rebuilding children’s futures. As long as I am here, I will make sure that we keep our services and support local and remain one big, happy, work family.

In my spare time I enjoy watching live music and volunteering at local community events in my home town in Shropshire. I am also kept pretty busy with the antics of my two naughty rescue dogs; Frankie and Benni.

Meet Ann Marie

Hi I’m Ann-Marie and I’m the Registered Manager.

My role is to make sure that the Agency fulfils its responsibilities, which are set out in legislation, regulations and statutory guidance.

I have worked in the independent fostering sector for 17 years undertaking many roles, including Supervising Social Worker, Placement Manager and Project Manager. I joined Capstone Foster Care in October 2017.

I live in the West Midlands with my husband and Shih Tzu dog, Edna. I have an adult daughter who also works within the Social Care Sector. My passion is travelling, and I am always researching where in the World to visit next.

Meet James

I’m James and I’m the Commercial Manager here in the midlands.  Day to day I manage the placements and recruitment teams as well as supporting the central team as Group IT Manager.

My journey in fostering began with a conversation with a friend of mine who is a Supervising Social Worker.  He gave me huge insight into the need for foster families for children in care and I immediately realised I wanted to make a difference.   I took the plunge to change my career path and joined Capstone in July 2016 which has proven to be the best decision I have ever made.

I have a 10-year background in business development, training and welfare to work.  Joining Capstone has allowed me to implement my experience to achieve the most amazing outcomes possible, Brighter Futures for our young people.

When I’m out of the office I spend my time trying to be the best dad to our little girl Zahara.  This currently involves very little sleep, lots of intuitive toddler-type questions and a very messy playroom!

Meet Amy

Hello, I am Amy, Team Manager based at the Capstone Birmingham office.

I have worked in the fostering sector for over 6 years for various IFA’s firstly as a Supervising Social Worker and then as a Senior Practitioner.  I have also previously worked within the mental health field working with adults with mental health needs and/or learning disabilities.  I am also a Practice educator where I support and assess social work students and newly qualified social workers

I began working for Capstone in October 2018 and I am thoroughly enjoying it. My role is to manage a team of SSW’s to support foster cares and safeguard children. I have always enjoyed working in the fostering sector and I am passionate about fostering and delivering high quality support to carers and children. Witnessing the amazing difference that foster carers make to children and young people’s lives has been an absolute privilege throughout my career.

In my spare time I enjoy live music, yoga and spending time with family and friends.

Meet Kelly

My name is Kelly and before working in fostering I graduated from University and decided to do some travelling across the world to countries such as Thailand, Australia and America which was an amazing experience. I then started a position prior to working for Capstone as a Team leader in the Recruitment team giving advice to people who were interested in becoming foster carers and helping them through their assessment and I did this for around 2.5 years.

I now work as a Placements and Duty Coordinator and have been with Capstone since 2017. Working within the placements team is a rewarding role as I help to find the right matched families for children who are referred to us from the Local Authority.

Meet Sunjay

Hello, my name is Sunjay and I’ve worked for Capstone Foster Care for over 2 years! I am the Placements and Duty Coordinator, I work with Kelly and make the matches with looked after children and our amazing foster carers.

Previously I worked for a large phone retailer for over 4 years where I was the assistant manager. In my spare time I enjoy travelling and football.

Meet Rebecca

Hi, I am Rebecca Roche and recently joined Capstone Foster Care in early December as the new Recruitment Coordinator in the Midlands.

I previously worked for a different fostering agency for 4 years starting in the Assessment Team before becoming a Carer Recruitment Officer, going out to visit potential foster carers for the last year.

I am very excited to have joined the Capstone Team and had the pre-Christmas period to settle in and will hopefully be able to get stuck in and hit the ground running this January!

 

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