CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION (CSE) IS A FORM OF SEXUAL ABUSE THAT INVOLVES THE MANIPULATION AND/OR COERCION OF YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 INTO SEXUAL ACTIVITY.
The National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.
It's LGBT adoption and fostering week next week. Anybody that knows us, knows that we celebrate difference. However you identify, if you can provide a loving home then Fostering may be for you. We are proud of our LGBT young people, carers and staff. Love is love.
On this note, we wanted to draw your attention to a new group delivered by The Proud Trust alongside us at Three Circles called KIC-out.
Since the early 2000's statistics on how many care leavers make it to university have been incredibly low. Ranging from 1% to a more recent 6%. These bleak statistics show that if you are a care leaver, you are 6 times less likely to go to University.
The overriding objective of Three Circles Fostering is to focus all of its professional operations and administrative systems on securing highly successful personal, social and educational outcomes for all children and young people placed with us.
We wanted to draw your attention to a new group delivered by The Proud Trust alongside us at Three Circles called KIC-out.
It is a group for young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people or those exploring their gender or sexuality who have experience of being in care. It’s a safe space to meet new people and to gain additional support.
The next group is Saturday the 14th April 1pm - 3pm.
Care Day is a joint initiative between children’s charities across the whole of the UK and Ireland, under the 5 Nations, 1 Voice alliance. The charities in the alliance are: Become in England, EPIC in Ireland, VOYPIC in Northern Ireland, Who Cares? Scotland, and Voices from Care in Wales.
If you’re applying to university this year, we hope that you’re already using Propel to research courses, universities and the support on offer to you. But have you booked yourself on an open day yet? Their Projects and Evaluation Officer, Sarah Young, explores why you might want to go along.
The first LGBTQ+ youth in care group took place on Saturday the 6th January 1pm - 3pm.
The young people enjoyed the group and have asked for the next session to be in March. We will confirm the date closer to the time.
Young people decided the group shall be called 'KIC-out'. The KIC stands for kids in care and the out represents having the support to be who you are. They have discussed and designed how they want the logo to look which is below. The next session will be in March and will involve designing digital media for training.
For an informal chat or to find out more about the group please contact Charlotte at the office
The Proud Trust have created a fantastic LGBT History Month Resource and Education Pack for 2018, in conjunction with Schools OUT UK. They're also delighted that Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey, co-founder of Harvey Milk Foundation and international LGBT rights campaigner, has also contributed, by writing the foreword.