Capstone Foster Care News

Our Devon and Cornwall carers Nathan and Kerry McCabe won first prize in this year’s e-safety survey conducted by Guardian Saints. The results of the survey help support our fostering communities and raising awareness of the challenges they face in keeping our young people safe online.

This year nearly 400 carers completed Guardian Saints’ e-safety online questionnaire to enter their draw and win Amazon vouchers to the value of £250.

Foster carers were asked a series of short questions about themselves, how they and the young people they look after use the Internet, what challenges they have had around online safety and what they think are the key dangers the Internet presents to young people in care. For the first time, questions about data management & security were included.

Who are Guardian Saints? They are a not for profit community interest company, formed in 2014 by two parents, both with successful careers in digital asset protection for the corporate banking sector, and a foster carer. United by a deep concern about the dangers presented by our increasingly connected online world, they came together with a mission to use their skills in the online protection of the most valuable asset of all – our children.

 

Tamsin Thorburn, Capstone Senior Practitioner at our Devon & Cornwall office, presents Kerry McCabe with her winning vouchers


This week, Broden and Fiona from Capstone South East met with the team at Radio Essex to discuss fostering and the need for foster carers in the local area. There is a real demand for carers across the South East and in particular, in Essex. Fiona, our Recruitment Coordinator, did an interview about this on the show this week and you can listen to the full interview, here: https://bit.ly/2BN8BzT 

Broden and Fiona would like to thank the team at Radio Essex for welcoming them!

If you’re considering fostering and would like to know more about what’s involved, give us a call on 0800 012 4004 and speak to us today for more information.

Fiona & Broden visiting Radio Essex!


We had a second Bowling event during this February half term, on Monday 18th February, where our children, young people, carers and staff all come together from our Stratford and East London offices for a fun day of bowling at the All Star Lanes in Westfield, Stratford. Using 4 lanes, with 25 of us participating there was a nice level of competition whilst at the same time everyone still had fun and helped each other to get the highest possible scores.

After bowling we all sat down for burgers and chips and the enjoyment could be seen on everyone’s faces. We had lots of lovely feedback from the children who said how much they enjoyed the day. Thank you to everyone who attended, we cant wait to see you at the next events.


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