LGBT History Month is celebrated in February in the UK. Each year, The Proud Trust (who are fabulous) teams up with Schools OUT UK and LGBT History Month to write a simple, easy to use, education and resource pack.
Three Circles Fostering supports other organisations working with children and young people, with significant charitable donations. These donations are made unconditionally, and not to promote our own commercial interests.
Our chosen charities are listed below and can be viewed by clicking the link at the bottom of this post. This year, we have also raised money for Macmillan cancer support, Children in Need, Save the Children and the Seashells Trust.
We wanted to draw your attention to this fantastic charity. They produce bags for children in care. More often than not, children in care put all their worldly belongings in a bin bag as they move from one place to the next.
Come and have a chat with the team and local carers at one of our drop-in events in Barnsley over the next few months. Please share if you know anyone in Yorkshire who is interested in becoming a foster carer 😀
2nd November 11.30am - 1pm 24th January 11.30am - 1pm 14th March 11.30am - 1pm
Venue - Tankersley Manor Hotel Church Lane Barnsley S75 3DQ
Yes! As long as you can provide a warm, nurturing and stable environment for a child or young person, you may have what we are looking for! The process to becoming a foster carer can be intense, it is the same process for all people (no matter how they identity). Everybody’s journey to becoming a foster carer is an individual one, and one that we will take with you every step of the way.
Three Circles Fostering awards season hit its apex Sunday afternoon with the 1st annual Awards ceremony. The nominations have been trickling in since January and it was time to announce the winners. Going into the evening there was a lot of speculation over just who would win the coveted special recognition awards.
We are so incredibly proud of the hard work and achievement of the Prince's Trust KICup team! They worked so hard to create a video for this years Childnet film competition. They showed excellent team work skills, acting and had fantastic ideas. The film was all about connecting online with respect.
We hope to have the video on the site soon - we are just awaiting consents from various places! Certificates and letters of achievement are in the post to all those that were involved. Give yourselves a big pat on the back, you deserve all the praise you can get for this incredible achievement!
On Saturday the 9th July 2018 the KIC-out group met at the Proud Trust. This group is all about giving young people who identify within the lgbt umbrella a voice and to share best practice to professionals in caring settings.
The video they put together is fab! It can be viewed by clicking read more. Please share with social workers, carers and anybody else you think would benefit from watching it!
It has been a busy Foster Care Fortnight here at Three Circles.
The overarching message of Foster Care Fortnight is 'foster care transforms lives'.
We are passionate about the difference that foster care makes to the lives of fostered children and young people, and Foster Care Fortnight is an excellent opportunity to showcase that difference. But foster care doesn't just transform the lives of the young people who are fostered, it also has the power to change the lives of foster carers, their families and all those who are involved in fostering.
We had lots of fun at the office creating a short video to showcase what makes us proud to support fostering. You can view it below........
Some advice for all people working with children and young people. Three simple words that can help us all make life better in many different ways especially when young people or other adults do not live within the norms that we may have grown used to.
With so many stories about County Lines and gangs in the press and on social media, no one could blame any parent or caregiver for being concerned about it – wondering what to look out for and what they can do. This leaflet has been designed to give parents, guardians and caregivers the information they need.
Download the leaflet 'Going Country' below for some useful information.
Wow! What a day it has been today. Seven young people attended an event today at Challenge 4 Change in Trafford Park. The young people were surprised by a visit from the Regional Director of the Prince's Trust. They were selected for the Director's award out of 10,000 entries and WON!
She spoke at length about how impressed she was by the achievements of the group. We could not be prouder of the work the young people do for the wider Three Circles family. They have all shown incredible creativity and teamwork skills and thoroughly deserve this award!
Three Circles will not bribe you with money to persuade you to change agencies and join our family of foster carers. In fact, if you are well supported and happy where you are, it would be our sincere wish that you to remain exactly where you are.
However, we will happily speak to any foster carers who feel undervalued, poorly supported and perhaps rather anonymous within their present organisation. If you do decide to join us, you will be considered an equal with everyone already here at Three Circles. This agency is wholly inclusive, and foster carers are our friends as well as our colleagues. It is also a happy agency and a lot of fun to be part of.
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.