Barnardo's CAPS

About CAPS

Hi, we are a small team who offer support to children and young people placed in care by Wakefield Local Authority. You can live in the local area or further away. We also support young people who have Child Protection Conferences in Wakefield.  As a children's charity we are independent of the Local Authority. We are a busy team who support 100's of children and young people every year.

What we do at a glance: 

  • Advocacy support for young people looked after by Wakefield Council.
  • Advocacy support to young people over 11 who have child protection conferences.
  • •Independent Visitor service to children and young people looked after by Wakefield Council.
  • Placement Interviews - we speak to young people over 11 when they move from one placement to another to find out about their experience of care.
  • Missing Interviews - we visit young people who are in care who have been classed as missing by the police. We do this to see if there is any support or advice we can give and find out why they went missing.
  • Help young people in care who want to make a complaint.

Latest News
There's loads of local groups to get involved with

Head over to the Wakefield Youth Work Website to see what's happening near you. 

Are you a singer, dancer or an actor?
Wakefield Theatre have lots of opportunities for you.  Get in touch with Richard on 01924 304223 

Aged 16-25?

We are looking for a group of young people to be part of a pilot group for a new 16+ group.

Would you like to influence decision makers and make a positive difference to care leavers lives?

Get in touch with Rich on 01924 304223

Website under reconstruction
Get in touch and tell us what you'd like to see on here.  Email: or call us on 01924 304223

Build Our Futures
In May 2018, CICC and an extended group of young people looked at re-naming the Wakefield CICC. The clear winning name was Build our Futures. Well done to our 13 plus team for coming up with such a positive, vibrant and catchy name! We will be working with designers over the summer months to create a new logo, all ready to launch in September 2018! Watch this space...

New Children's Rights Website June 2018

There is a brand new rights4children website developed with and for children and young people living in institutional settings, including children’s homes, secure units and residential schools. Find out your rights.
It’s packed with information children and young people told us is important to them.



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