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Modus Achieves Top Ranking North West Fostering Contract

Friday, 23 April 2010


Bolton-based foster agency modus has been awarded Tier One status on the North West Fostering Contract for the first time.

The award means the agency, which was established in 2002, is now among the first in the region to be contacted for any placements of children and young people across the region.

It is the first time modus, which was established in 2002, has been ranked in the highest of three tiers under the contract, which is run by almost all the local authorities across the North West.

Founder and director, Sue Hamilton, said the award was a great achievement for an agency of modus's size and stature.

She said: "We are not one of the biggest agencies in the North West but we do try to be one of the best.

"From the support we give to our carers to the high standards we set at our residential home, Cross Lee House, everything we do is aimed at creating an environment which young people can call home.

"This award not only recognises the benefits of that approach, but will ensure that we get to provide that service to more children and young people across the North West."

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Notes to editors


  • The North West fostering contract is run by local authorities in:
    • Blackburn with Darwen Council
    • Blackpool Council
    • Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
    • Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
    • Cheshire East Council
    • Cheshire West and Chester Council
    • Halton Borough Council
    • Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
    • Lancashire County Council
    • Liverpool City Council
    • Manchester City Council
    • Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
    • Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
    • Salford City Council
    • Sefton Council
    • St Helens Council
    • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
    • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
    • Trafford Council
    • Warrington Borough Council
    • Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
  • modus was set up in 2002 to provide high quality, co-ordinated childcare services for looked-after children and young people
  • Through exceptional training and ongoing support, it helps families to provide environments in which young people can safely achieve their potential
  • modus provides foster families across the whole of North West England
  • modus also runs a small residential home in West Yorkshire, Cross Lee House, for up to five children who display varying degrees of emotional and behavioural difficulty