Croydon Council has more than 800 children in care and local foster families are needed.   

Capstone Foster Care South East is an independent fostering agency providing foster homes for Croydon children and young people in care.

In a very recent Capstone survey:

  • 98% of children/young people said their Capstone foster carers look after them very well – 82% of them rated their foster carers as amazing!
  • 98% of children/young people said they feel safe with their foster carers
  • 98% rate living with their Capstone foster family as positive
  • 98% told us their Capstone foster carers have encouraged them to take part in activities and join clubs
  • 98% of Capstone foster carers rate our management and social workers highly
  • 98% of foster carers say we value and listen to them
  • 95% tell us that we support foster children and foster carers own children very well
  • 100% of foster carers tell us that we pay their weekly fostering allowances accurately and on time

 

Capstone Foster Care’s fostering information event is at

The Hallmark Hotel, London Croydon Aerodrome, 680 Purley Way, Croydon CR9 4LT Tel: 0330 028 3403 on Friday 21 April 2017 between 9am and 7.30pm.

Capstone Foster Care is inviting people that have a spare bedroom and are interested in fostering to stop by for a chat to get more information. We’ll be delighted to see you and happy to answer any questions you ask.

Seamus Jennings, Regional Director, Capstone Foster Care South East, says

“Capstone Foster Care has an impressive record and reputation of young people making great progress with our foster carers. We give foster carers 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!”       


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!


Capstone Foster Care South East held its Foster Carer New Year & Awards Party at the Tower Hotel (on the bank of the Thames with fabulous views of the river and Tower Bridge) on 27 January 2017. This was the 5th time we had celebrated at the Tower Hotel.

For the 150+ foster carers and Capstone staff in attendance it was a memorable evening with a wonderfully relaxed and celebratory atmosphere, great food, and music that had everyone dancing the night away.

We were especially pleased to have Richard Compton-Burnett, CEO, and Alison Sargent, Group Operations Director, join us and give their support. Richard’s thank you to the foster carers for all their commitment, and hard work in providing such excellent care and supporting children and young people to achieve such brilliant outcomes, was greatly appreciated.

The highlight of the evening was Richard presenting awards to foster carers for long and loyal service (10+ years) and for making a contribution over and above for the young people they are looking after. As none of the foster carers knew they were going to receive an award, it was a fantastic surprise!

Well done and congratulations to Rizwana and Lloyd, Zufan and Tesfay, Meron and Sammy, Kelly and Victor, Kelly and Jason, and Sharon and David.

Many thanks to John Pilcher SSW who was our roving photographer for the evening, and to Mary Wheeler (Office Coordinator at Dartford office) without whom none of it would have happened and who worked tirelessly to make sure it was a huge success.

Sharon & David


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