LGBT History Month... don't miss this fab resource!
It is NSPCC number day!
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.
It is FREE to download from this page https://www.theproudtrust.org/training-and-education/education-resources/lgbt-history-month/
It's young carers awareness day!
It is NSPCC number day. Lots of schools are getting involved to raise money.
We wanted to use this opportunity to remind everybody of the Childline number, 0800 1111
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
Our chosen charities
Merry Christmas to everybody!
We hope you all have a wonderful day. See you in the New Year.
From us all at Three Circles
Madlug - helping children in care carry their lives with dignity
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.
Drop in events, fostering in Yorkshire!
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.
GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF MUSIC: MUSIC TASTER SESSION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
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
Can I be trans and foster?
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.
Steps to fostering with Three Circles
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.
And the award goes to….
A huge amount of foster carers are needed nationwide to care for children and young people in need of a stable and nurturing home.
Raft Building Day!
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.
Foster carers needed in the Yorkshire area
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!
Prince's Trust video made by work experience students
We are currently recruiting foster carers in the Yorkshire area!
If you are interested in fostering and live in the Yorkshire area, come along to speak with one of the team at the events below:
Up and coming events:
27th September: 11-30am till 1pm drop in at Tankersley manor hotel Barnsley
22nd November: 11-30am till 1pm drop in at Tankersley manor hotel Barnsley
We will also be hosting other events in the Yorkshire area including coffee mornings where you can call in for more information on how to become a foster carer with Three Circles Fostering.
If you would like to find out more, call the office on 01625 533 531.
Prince's Trust group makes some artwork for younger children!
This Summer we welcomed two work experience students to work with us for a week.
They were such a valuable addition to the team. They created lots of resources for us, including this video to promote the Prince’s Trust scheme.
Take a look!
Assessing and supporting trans foster carers and adopters
Three Circles young people created a fantastic piece of wall art for younger children. They made an octopus and fitted it with lots of fantastic resources.
They all achieved a certificate from the Prince’s trust for doing something for others in the community.
Well done to all involved. The octopus is now up on the wall in the young people’s room in the office. Take a look when you’re next in!
Childnet Film Competition - So Proud of the Prince's Trust KICup Team!
We are proud to have collaborated with CoramBAAF on this important practice note. Click the image below to be directed to a page to purchase this practice note. Or follow this link HERE.
Supporting LGBT young people in care - a video with advice from young people
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!
Foster Care Fortnight
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!
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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.
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