Friendship for all

Photo credit_ Muffet via _ CC BYTransforming short breaks and foster care services to increase friendship in the lives of children and young people

If a child or young person is disabled and/or in the care system, they may have more difficulties with friendships causing them to be socially isolated. This is why The Children’s Society  has created a set of fabulous free resources.

“Professionals delivering foster care and short breaks services are invited to implement simple changes to practice and strengthen carer training to increase friendship in the lives of children. Use our freely downloadable, nationally piloted and evaluated resources and customise them to your requirements without incurring additional cost to your service” The Children’s Society. 

The resources can be downloaded below.

Friendship and short breaks

Friendship for children in care


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