We will be in attendance at an event at the People's History Museum on Sunday from 10 am - 4.30 pm.
This event is for anyone interested in LGBT+ parenting including LGBT+ parents and their children, LGBT+ parents-to-be and their families and friends.
The programme includes guest speaker Professor Catherine Donovan from The University of Sunderland and a series of practical workshops, which will cover a range of subjects including:
Routes to parenthood
Parents and children’s wellbeing
Growing up with LGBT+ parents
There will be activities throughout the day for children and young people, and a free crèche available with limited places. When the crèche is full you are welcome to bring your children into workshops. You are welcome to come for part or all of the day.
Some of you may have heard about the new 'Snap maps' feature on Snapchat. This feature shares the location of the young people for everybody to see. It enables people to build up a picture of where young people live, go to school and spend their time. Please access the following link for advice on how to make this feature safer.
Please see below alert from Public Health England.
Please be particularly vigilant if you hear people talking about "cola cubes" and be aware that this substance being sold as MDMA is actually a synthetic cannabiniod, the product which when mixed with plant material will make Spice.
We have uploaded a brief factsheet to the carer login with more information.
We have compiled a page where there are lots of useful links for young people and carers. We will keep adding to the resources and welcome any suggestions you may have. This page is designed to provide support to young people but is also useful to carers. There is a link at the bottom of the carer login - you can also click the link below.
I would like make you all aware of a great resource for carers called 'Educate Against Hate'. This is a website that provides practical advice and support to help all individuals keep children safe from the dangers of extremism. This site has been created by the Department for Education and the Home Office. www.educateagainsthate.com
We get our voice heard' - young people have so many ways to share their views at Three Circles Fostering. Through talking to us directly or via the web, email and telephone. We act on what is said so their voice shines through the agency.
It's the start of the exams period. Good luck to all the young people sitting exams over the coming weeks.
If you drop by the office, we have lots of young people sitting exams and you will notice the 'keep quiet' posters as you walk through the corridors . Please don't think we are being rude - it is a requirement we have these posters up. The main office will be as cheerful as ever.
Last Friday we welcomed the Proud Trust to the office to deliver LGBT inclusion training to the foster carers. The Proud Trust are a youth and community group in Manchester who deliver training and youth groups in the North West. They have lots of resources and information on their website for carers and young people. https://www.theproudtrust.org/
The Youth Zone is a space for the young people of Three Circles Fostering to meet to discuss how Three Circles is run, plan future events, raise their concerns and also have a safe space to meet their peers.