LET’S BUILD SOMETHING TOGETHER Author: Martin Barrow @MartinBarrow Local authority foster carer, journalist. The bunk beds in the children’s room have been part of the family, well, forever. They once belonged to our now grown-up daughters, and over the years have been a resting place for foster children trying to sleep away their worries and … Continue reading NIROMP Guest Post by Martin Barrow as part of our Covid-19 Short Stories series
Category: Parent / Foster Carer / Kinship Carer
How to support young people who don’t seem to care about staying in and staying safe…..
Thanks to Dr Helen Kirkaldie, Consultant Clinical Psychologist for this helpful resource. “For some children, the hard reality is that they will have experienced safety so rarely that their empathy may be under-developed –the potential is there but just out of reach.” Read at source: How to support young people who don’t seem to care … Continue reading How to support young people who don’t seem to care about staying in and staying safe…..
Keeping children in care safe online
Most children in care use the internet safely but there are risk factors which can make them more vulnerable online. There are steps we can take to help keep them safe. Recommended reading for parents, carers and professionals. Children in care The online world can present many benefits and opportunities to young people, particularly for … Continue reading Keeping children in care safe online
SUPPORTING KINSHIP CARE
In whatever form it takes, NIROMP believe that Kinship Care is an important and valuable route to settled, permanent care for many children. ABOUT kinship care Kinship care is when family members or friends take on the care of children who, for many different reasons, are unable to remain living at home with their parents. … Continue reading SUPPORTING KINSHIP CARE
THE PRESSURE TO CHOOSE AN EXCLUSIVE IDENTITY
We hope this piece prompts you to ask yourself how you can provide positive help and support to children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. Article 20 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that “Children who cannot be looked after by their own family have a right to special care … Continue reading THE PRESSURE TO CHOOSE AN EXCLUSIVE IDENTITY
Another brilliant piece by a boy called Ric Flo @ricflomusic
Thoughts of Farming, Foster Care & Belonging Ric Flo's latest piece provides a beautiful, moving reflection on his thoughts about @adewale recent #FarmingFilm and how this connects to his experience in foster care. Being privately fostered in Bournemouth myself with racist carers and finding belonging from being associated with the hardest in the town and … Continue reading Another brilliant piece by a boy called Ric Flo @ricflomusic
In celebration of the dedication and commitment of kinship carers #Kinship Care …
You Love Who You Love by Beverley Campbell. https://twitter.com/FamilyRightsGp/status/1182693479924883459?s=20 NIROMP are proud supporters of the work of the Family Rights Group. Beverley has worked as an advocate, advisor and trainer for the Family Rights Group for the past decade. In addition to this she is the current family participation officer who supports both the parents' … Continue reading In celebration of the dedication and commitment of kinship carers #Kinship Care …