When young people are taken into care it is always a time of great emotional upheaval for them. There is a great emphasis on finding
them somewhere safer to be but very little provided in order to support that young person’s emotional wellbeing and to help them to clearly understand what is going to happen to them when they first
come into care and face the prospect of moving into a foster home with unfamiliar surroundings and people. It is likely they will also have to cope with being picked up by a professional stranger,
and depending on their age, possibly be unaware of how great a change is about to happen in their lives.
WHTM?is a project to build a self-help pack, directed by those that have first-hand experience of this change and upheaval, with the aim being to help the emotional wellbeing of these new arrivals in the care system. WHTM? Is looking for people who were in the care system who want to share their opinions on how we could make sure that in future children and young people who have to go into care are given the information they need.
We are looking for foster carers with us on this project. They can be at any stage in the care system, or be about to leave or has left who would like to share their stories and guide this project. Obviously safeguarding and emotional wellbeing of your young people is paramount at all times so we only want to work with them if you feel that they will gain a positive experience from this project.
If you would like to know more about how to get involved in this project please contact Beth Hooper firstname.lastname@example.org on 07947 008 226, or read the WHTM? leaflet below.