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Fostering in the North

Capstone Foster Care have been building brighter futures for children by supporting foster carers for over 10 years.

Fostering with Capstone Foster Care 

We have over 100 foster carers in the North West, together with our expert team of staff, we have recently been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. This is a wonderful endorsement of our staff and carers and, the amazing work they do together in helping children and young people.

With over 14,500 children in care across the North West, we work with local authorities, spanning from Manchester City Council and Doncaster Council to Leeds City Council and, Cheshire West and Chester Council, to place children with our foster carers and their families to provide a secure and stable home.

As a member of the Capstone Foster Care family, our foster carers are provided with expert advice and guidance as well as training and support, 24/7 365 days.

Being part of the family means you automatically become part of our support groups because we know how important it is for our foster carers to get together and for our children and young people to feel part of the Capstone family. As one big happy family, we even have time to play in the park, enjoy ourselves at adventure playgrounds or go to a local theme park.

Ofsted Report:


“Support to approved foster carers is exceptional.

Foster carers feel highly valued and part of the team providing support to children and young people.”

Read the full report here >

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Meet the team

Sara Chambers-Ross

Sara Chambers-Ross

Area Director - North

I’ve worked in fostering for over 20 years and it is such a privilege to work with the fantastic team we have at Capstone Foster Care.

It’s my responsibility to ensure our processes and services are streamlined, consistent and accessible for all of our stakeholders – foster carers, children and young people, staff and local authorities.

By delivering a local service we are able to meet the local needs our foster carers and children while ensuring the support of our national team is available to everyone, wherever you are. We are big enough to have the resources we need and still small enough to care in a family feel setting.

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

Mary Moden

Mary Moden

Registered Manager - North

I began my social work career in 1987 working with children and later adults with disabilities. On gaining my Social Work qualification in 1994, I moved into a Therapeutic Residential Programme where I remained for 10 years gaining various positions. Here I learnt about the significance of attachment and trauma in children’s early lives and how these impact upon substitute families. I joined an independent fostering agency in 2009 as Principle Social Worker as I felt my skills were transferable; supporting foster carers living with children with such complex needs, before joining Capstone in 2014. We have some amazing carers who are truly valued and our outcomes for the children and young people within our agency are exceptional.

Adam Badat

Adam Badat

Fostering Recruitment Advisor - North

As the Fostering Recruitment Advisor, my role is to recruit foster carers for the North West region for which I have over 10 years of experience. The best part of my role is meeting people from all walks of life. I support potential carers through their fostering journey and always feel proud when they become approved foster carers. I’m multi-lingual and can speak Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi and English.

Sharon Higgins

Sharon Higgins

Senior Placement Officer - North

As a Senior Placement Officer, I receive placement requests for children who need to be looked after and match them to our amazing foster carer in cooperation with our supervising social workers. It’s really important to make matches that have the best chance of succeeding and there is nothing more rewarding than seeing children and young people flourish in a happy family setting.

Ways to

Our team of friendly fostering advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is right for you.

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You can contact us by phone and speak to our fostering advisors who are available to talk to you about becoming a foster carer.

0800 012 4004

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You can contact us by completing our online form and our fostering advisors will respond to your queries within 24 hours.

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