Our Voice – My Family Fosters

Introducing….“Our Voice”

Regional Foster Families are creating a Voice and Inclusion project to make sure all young people who are in our families who foster are listened to and actively involved in the development of services we provide.
We already have events and groups across the regions and this project will bring together all the good stuff as well as add to it.

Adapted from: HART, R. (1992) Children’s participation: From tokenism to citizenship, Florence: UNICEF International Child Development Centre

STEP 1: Vote for your logo! – Complete

We have asked some graphic designers to create a logo to represent the “Our Voice” Project using our 3 elephants.

There are 4 logos to choose from and voting will take place via an online vote – the favourite logo with the highest vote will then be used for all events and documents related to you having your say and being listened to.

The winning log is:

Step 2: Rights Workshops

We will hold workshops explaining your rights as a child as outlined under the United Nations Convention as well as a consultation exercise: “What’s it really like to be part of a family who fosters?”

Step 3: Children and Young People’s Groups

Where there is not yet a group set up for children and young people in families who foster to meet regularly and feed back to the Director and Managers, this will be initiated and be supported to develop.

Step 4: Potential Foster Parents and Staff

Regional Foster Families want to promote your input in “Skills to Foster” preparation training for potential children in families who foster and develop a mentoring scheme to support those new to fostering.

Step 5: Fun, Creative and Meaningful Consultation Events

Regional and national fun, creative and meaningful consultation events (both face to face and virtual) will be embedded into the service as regular events to ensure we are always listening to you as well as learning from you.

When?

Target date for completion of steps 1-5 across Regional Foster Families in all our 6 regions is: March 2023.

Have Your Say

We are really looking forward working with you to have a voice and opportunities to share your experiences with us so we can make Regional Foster Families a safer and better place for all the children and young people who foster with us.

Thank you for being you and for taking part.

Have an idea, comment or suggestion? Let us know by filling in the form…

    Thinking of Fostering?
    Thinking of Fostering?

    Thinking About Fostering

    If you are interested in becoming a foster parent and have or will have a spare room in the near future, then please don’t hesitate to call us on 08000 19 11 65 or fill in the enquiry form below.

      Thinking of Fostering?
      Thinking of Fostering?

      Thinking About Fostering

      If you are interested in becoming a foster parent and have or will have a spare room in the near future, then please don’t hesitate to call us on 08000 19 11 65 or fill in the enquiry form below.