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
The Nominations have been judged and invites to our Awards Ceremony have been sent out.
We also have 30 merit certificates which will be presented to those who just missed a place by their social worker before the end of the year.  A massive congratulation to everyone who was nominated!

It's the Children and Young People's Summit on Saturday.  Keep tuned and we'll let you know how Wakefield are planning to make Wakefield and place to feel Happy, Healthy and Safe

It's the Leaving Care Forum next Wednesday

Then we'll be meeting on the 2nd Friday every month to discuss issues and make real changes to the services that we receive.  If you are 16-25 and would and are living or preparing to live alone get in touch with Richard at

Tell us your ideas for the theme of 2019's Annual Achievement Awards.  See our quick vote form.

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