Participation

Investing in Children membership award for London and East Fostering Team – Foster Parents Article

The children said they enjoyed a rap workshop and would like to do more The annual Investing in Children Membership Award™ recognises how our Fostering Services promote young people’s participation in dialogue, decision-making and change regarding the care and support they receive. Children and young people have to provide the evidence for the organisation and endorse the report because it is a children’s and young people’s award.    The latest Five Rivers Fostering services team to pass the test is London…

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Building good relationships between the police and children in foster care – Foster Parents Article

Our London and East fostering service has built up a good relationship with their local Essex constabulary. Earlier this year three of our young people in fostering participated in a Police talk at our offices in Romford.  Two lovely, friendly Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), Pete and Jackie, were invited to give a presentation of a number important topics including:  How to behave on public transport Online safeguarding Gangs/County Lines/Drugs  Knife Crime Exploitation  Stranger Danger  Personal safeguarding awareness Law and…

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Benny’s March Blog: Inspiring Young People on Care Day  – Foster Parents Article

Benny says “I may be a bit soft – but I am no dummy!” Hi guys, it’s Benny the Bear here to tell you about a truly amazing achievement by young people which happened on the biggest day in the calendar for children in care – Care Day,  21st February 2020. Care Day happens every year in February half term and shines a light on the lives and achievements of care experienced people. This year Caitlin*, a young person in…

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Investing in Children membership award for Midlands and North Fostering Team – Foster Parents Article

“One of our ideas was to do more story work to share with others about how being in care is ok – which is starting to happen!”   Five Rivers fostered child, Investing in Children evaluation, February 2020   Great news! Our Five Rivers Fostering team in the Midlands and North has been accredited with the Investing in Children kite mark for the third year running. The assessor interviewed eight young people and asked if the fostering support team should receive…

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Foster children raise money for children at the Royal Cornwall Hospital – Foster Parents Article

A group of our foster children, aged between seven and 16, organised a charity bike ride to raise funds to buy presents for children staying in the Royal Cornwall Hospital over the Christmas period. The children and young people who took part are all currently in foster care through our Cornwall office in Truro. The idea to host the charity bike ride came from two young people in care during a Make a Difference meeting. The meetings are made up…

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Five Rivers Young People at the First Ever Care Experienced Conference | Five Rivers Child Care – Foster Parents Article

This story is from Fostering Support Worker Paul Revis of our Chesterfield Office: “On Friday, 26th April, I had the privilege of accompanying K. one of our young people, to the first Care Experienced Conference to be held in the UK – at the Liverpool Hope University.  This was an opportunity for care experienced people of all ages, from all four corners of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and even Australia, to make their voices heard. “Throughout the day a…

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Fife Pirate Day – Ahoy there matey! – Foster Parents Article

The school holidays are a great opportunity for our children and young people to try new activities. In Scotland, we arrange a number of day trips to allow our young people to interact with each other and have a great day out. Fife Education Worker, Kenney Ramage tells us about their first summer activity.  “Young people from both the Fife Team and the Permanence Team attended the first of this year’s activity days; the Pirate Day at Lochore Meadows. The day…

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Fun at the Scottish Deer Centre – Foster Parents Article

A fun day was had at the Scottish Deer Centre in Cupar in a joint outing with the children and young people, and their foster carers from both our Permanence and Fife Teams. Resource Worker Neil Pitcaithly, tells us all about their day out.  “Although winter appeared to have returned for the outing to the Scottish Deer Centre, the children and young people were oblivious to the elements and went on to have a great time. The children and young people…

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