Caritas Diocese of Salford was established on 06/04/2010 and incorporates the existing charities of Catholic Children’s Rescue Society and Catholic Welfare Societies.
The services of both Charities will continue to be delivered under the umbrella of Caritas Diocese of Salford.
In the case of Catholic Children’s Rescue these are fostering and post adoption both of which are registered with Ofsted. The agency also provides supervised contact through CAFCASS for children whose parents have separated. The residential service is provided for looked after children and supported accommodation is situated in three bases – Manchester, Bolton and Blackburn for young homeless women and their babies. The family support service is available to families who may not meet the threshold for other support services and a small number of community development projects are established in a number of bases in the Diocese of Salford.
What we Do
It's all about the children
There are many reasons why a child may not reach his or her full potential. There could be difficulties in the family, the school or in the community. Their parents may be beset by difficulties, their neighbourhoods could be deprived of facilities, their schooling may be disrupted.
At Caritas Diocese of Salford we believe in the right of every child to live a full existence and experience the richness of life. We are particularly concerned to reach out to the marginalised and isolated. So how do we do this?
Fostering and Post-Adoption Services – Caritas Diocese of Salford is a registered Fostering and Adoption Support Agency (ASA) providing a high quality service to children, foster carers, adoptive parents and birth relatives. To find out more click onto Fostering and Post Adoption.
Supported Accommodation – The charity is a registered provider and we have three units - in Manchester, Blackburn and Bolton where young women can live in safety and acquire the skills to look after their children and live independently.
Family Support – The team of Social Workers at Caritas Diocese of Salford work in schools and parishes throughout the Diocese to help prevent family breakdown.
Residential Services – The society provides high quality care for children and young people in a residential children’s home in partnership with a local authority.
Child Contact Centre – Marietta Contact Centre provides a range of contact services including fully supervised contact, assessments, life story work and reports to the Court, through its safe, homely and neutral venue in Didsbury. Marietta is a member of the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC).