Our team has extended over the years and so has the group of carers we support. Our loyal carers work with us to support a range of children. We get lots of requests from the local councils and authorities to place siblings groups, teenagers and parent and child. In addition to the Manchester City Council, there are nine other local authorities in Greater Manchester.
Capstone is an independent agency that works with these local authorities to find homes for kids in the North West (and throughout the UK). It is important to have a variety of foster carers so that vulnerable young people in care are able to remain in their home area.
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These authorities take children into care. While a local authority typically has its own roster of carer families, more and more frequently they turn to independent agencies, such as Capstone to place the children and young people with families. As an independent agency, Capstone offers ongoing training and support to carers who are an integral part of the team.
Teamwork is crucial to Capstone’s success in providing excellent care for vulnerable children. As well as social workers who are available 24/7, Capstone’s experts are available to advise on any issues that arise with kids in care who may have special needs, which can range from physical to emotional to educational.
No foster parent is ever left wondering how to handle a situation alone. Beyond the specially trained staff at Capstone, there are also support groups and a network where carers can share their experiences and concerns as well as provide insight into solutions that worked.
You do not need to have experience caring for young people to begin fostering. You need to have patience, compassion, and room in your home and your life to become part of our team. You do not need to be married or a couple, to join our team. We welcome diversity, gays, lesbians, single women and single men and urge you to consider being a foster parent. Capstone trains you in all aspects of fostering.
You can make a difference in the lives of children who have had disadvantages in their early life. With your help, they are able to look forward to a brighter future and a positive outcome in their adult life.
Once a year, we are part of foster care fortnight, which is the UK’s biggest carer recruitment campaign. However, you do not have to wait for this event (which usually takes place in May) to learn more about us.
Capstone has an established team in the North, which is led by Regional Director, Catherine Lockett.
We have offices in Oldham, Barnsley, Preston, and Bradford. Perhaps now is the time to contact us to see if fostering is right for you, your family and your home. To find out more about fostering in Manchester or to transfer to us, make an enquiry at the local Capstone office by calling us on 0800 012 4004 or by using our online contact form.