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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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Foster carers needed in the Yorkshire area

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.

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Childnet Film Competition - So Proud of the Prince's Trust KICup Team!

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!

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Foster Care Fortnight

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........

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Accept Adapt Achieve 

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 

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County Lines Leaflet

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.

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Prince's Trust Director's Award Delivered to the KICup Group!

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!

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Transfer to Three Circles

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.

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Three Circles has been nominated for the LGBT community organisation award at The National Diversity Awards 2018.

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: emma@nationaldiversityawards.co.uk

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LGBT Young People in Care Group 'KIC-out'

Hi all,

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.

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33% of our year 13's this year got a place at uni!

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. 

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Our Mission Statement

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.

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Celebrating Achievements

Celebrating achievements is one of our favourite things to do at Three Circles! Last month we heard about so many fantastic achievements!

We want to 'shout these out' to say how proud we are of you all! Here are some of the fantastic things we heard about in January!

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LGBT Young People in Care Group 'KIC-out'

Hi all,

We wanted to draw your attention to a new group delivered by The Proud Trust alongside us at Three Circles called KIC-out.

It is a group for young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people or those exploring their gender or sexuality who have experience of being in care. It’s a safe space to meet new people and to gain additional support.

The next group is Saturday the 14th April 1pm - 3pm.

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Graffiti workshop - Online Safety

Wow! What a day we had on Saturday at Three Circles Fostering. We had a company called Graffiti Stars come in to deliver an online safety workshop.

Young people braved the cold to design an incredible piece of artwork that is permanently displayed in our youth/ training room.

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Educate against hate

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

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Talking to children worried about terrorism

It has been a testing week and we are all saddened by the events that have happened over the past few weeks.

With all the news and media coverage it is likely young people will have a lot of questions, worries and concerns regarding what they see.

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Exams

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.

Charlotte

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