Capstone Foster Care have been building brighter futures for children by supporting foster carers for over 10 years.
With our 100 foster carers in the Midlands working together with our expert team of staff, we have been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. This is a great achievement by our staff and carers and a testament to the great work they do to make a difference to the lives of children and young people.
With over 10,500 children in care across the Midlands, we work with local authorities, spanning from Shropshire Council and Birmingham City Council to Derby City Council and Warwickshire County 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 visit local theme parks like Drayton Manor Theme Park and Alton Towers - but not everyone’s a thrill seeker so picnics are always great too.
“Children make good progress from their starting points and enjoy safe placements with foster carers who meet their needs well. Foster carers are well supported in caring for the children placed with them.”
“The panel stage was daunting, but we really shouldn’t have worried as the members of our panel made us feel as ease! It definitely felt like everyone at Capstone was supporting us.”
“During the process, and as foster parents, we had prepared for some level of discrimination being a same-sex couple. However, throughout our 5 years as foster carers, we have been shown nothing but respect and professionalism by the families of looked after children and professionals that we have worked with at Capstone Foster Care.”
“Being part of a fostering family has taught me many things, but that particular day I realised how lucky I had always been and have been thankful for it ever since.”
“My experience at Capstone as I went through my early 20’s motivated and encouraged me to want to do better for myself, and also the children entering the care system and in need of protection.”
I’m the Registered Manager based in Birmingham. 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 have worked in the foster care sector for over 5 years now and enjoy meeting new people as part of my role as the Fostering Recruitment Advisor. I support our potential carers through the initial enquiry and initial visit stages and there’s nothing more rewarding than when they become approved foster carers and help children and young people build brighter futures.
I started with 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 which I did for about 2.5 years. I now work as a Placements and Duty Coordinator and have been with Capstone since 2017. Working in the placements team is a rewarding role as I help to find the matched families with children who are referred to us from the local authorities.
I’ve worked for Capstone Foster Care for over 2 years now. I am the Placements and Duty Coordinator. I work with Kelly and to match our amazing foster carers with vulnerable children and young people. I’ve always worked in customer service and I make it my responsibility to make sure I deliver the best service I can to all our carers and local authorities to ensure the best outcome for these children in care.