New kinship foster care resources launched on Care Day

Thursday, 18 February 2016 10:59

Kinship Foster Carers should watch Prezis (animated guides) or download pdfs to find out more about what it's like being a kinship foster carer and what support there is.

Young people in kinship foster care will also be interested. Are you a young person who's just started living in a kinship foster care? Maybe that's with your grandparents, aunt or uncle, or with a family friend known to you. This move may have come about because of a family crisis – something that happened very quickly or it may have been a planned decision that you knew about. Either way, it is a big deal for you, your family and your kinship foster carers and you may well be thinking "What happens next?"

We hope that these new resources will help you as well as kinship foster carers. They should help you to understand what is happening to you, your parents and brothers and sisters and help you to settle into your new family circumstances.

Why not dip into some of the Prezis and watch the video clips. If you prefer, you could do this with your kinship foster carer, your social worker or someone in VOYPIC. You'll get a good understanding of how your relative or friend became your kinship foster carer and what's expected of them while they care for you.

There's also a guide for children aged 12 and younger. It's called My Guide to Life in Kinship Foster Care.

"Sometimes it is for the best that you are in care....kinship foster care is not that scary" Jake

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