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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Accept Adapt Achieve
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.
This week the office has been raising money for sports relief!
We had a bake sale on Tuesday and raised over £200, thanks to all the carers for getting involved!
We also have a team doing a stepathon challenge, we are counting up all our steps so by the end of Friday we have walked the same distance as London to Paris!
To support and donate please follow this link:
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.
We have been nominated for the LGBT community organisation award at The National
Diversity Awards 2018.
Nominations are now open and close June 01st 2018
Shortlisted nominees will be announced shortly after this date.
To nominate us please visit: nominate.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk
Or for a nomination form please email: email@example.com
GOING TO COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IS A BIG STEP, BUT THERE’S SUPPORT AVAILABLE IF YOU’RE CARE EXPERIENCED. THIS IS A GUIDE TO WHAT YOU’RE ENTITLED TO.
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.
We want to shout this statistic so loud.
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.
1. Children & Young People
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.