Using parental controls

Parental controls are a great tool for helping to protect children but should not replace open and honest conversations with children about their life online. Share these tips on how to use parental controls effectively.

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Keeping your under 5's safe online

Whether it's watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa - today's under 5s are spending more time online. In this article by Thinkuknow we look at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how parents can make sure their child has a safe experience online.

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“When will we see change?”: Improving the experiences of LGBT+ young people in care

Hi all, a lot of you will know that we went to London last week to deliver a speech at the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children and Care Leavers. The theme of this meeting was lgbt youth in care - a topic we know quite a lot about. Become (the charity for children in care and young care leavers) wrote a wonderful blog after the event, it can be read below…. or by following this link

https://www.becomecharity.org.uk/news-and-opinion/when-will-we-see-change-improving-the-experiences-of-lgbtplus-young-people-in-care/

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Three Circles Fostering
Music in Hospitals - lovely feedback!

Hi, as a lot of you already know, we support charities and community groups, with significant charitable donations. These donations are made unconditionally, and do not promote our own commercial interests.

One of the charities we support is Music in Hospitals. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for adults and children with all kinds of illness and disability through the joy and therapeutic benefits of professionally performed live music in hospitals, hospices, day care centres, special school, nursing and residential homes.

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It's young carers awareness day!

Each year Carers Trust organises Young Carers Awareness Day. 

The purpose of the day is to raise public awareness of the challenges faced by young people because of their caring role, and to campaign for greater support for young carers and their needs.

This year’s Young Carers Awareness Day will take place on Thursday 31 January 2019.

Find out more at https://carers.org/young-carers-awareness-day-2019-resources

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Our chosen charities

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.

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Drop in events, fostering in Yorkshire!

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

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GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF MUSIC: MUSIC TASTER SESSION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Hi all, we thought we would make you aware of this fab opportunity on Saturday 24TH November – Saturday 15TH December…….

Taking place at Band on the Wall over four Saturdays, the Guide to the World of Music taster sessions will help young people learn how to sing, play and discover new music.

Costing just £4, each session lasts for four hours and includes free juice, tea or coffee and slice of pizza at lunchtime! Open to 9-16 year olds.

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Can I be trans and foster?

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.

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And the award goes to….

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.

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Raft Building Day! 

Picture this. A cold grey morning, you wake up, then remember that you’d decided to plan a Prince’s Trust event at a water park… 

Luckily on the drive to Sale water park, the weather began to brighten up and the minute we all had our wet suits on we couldn’t wait to get in the water to cool down!

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