Short Stories: Contributions from young people about kinship care


Over the next few months we want to build a collection of short stories, artwork and pictures. Contribute yours here and help us share the diversity of experience of Covid-19 at this important time in our history. With your help, we can build a portfolio of stories and artwork and films that reflect your experiences of Corvid-19. Your contribution can involve a piece of creative work, an image, a positive experience or a challenging experience.

We hope these stories will tell us something about people’s experiences of the different types of support, relationships, activities, approaches or actions and impact these have had for children living in care and care leavers during this crisis.

You can submit an entry online via the contribution form at the bottom of this page.

“who will look after me?”

“I told my big sister about what it’s like at school with the key workers children and what its like on the bus coming home. I feel safe at school cos the teachers make me feel safe & the virus isn’t that scary for me, but coming home on the bus makes me worry about the virus because there is no room on the bus to keep away from other people. If I get the virus and pass it onto my big sister she might have to go into hospital and there is no one else to look after me. My mum can’t & my dad doesn’t want me”.

Thank You for sharing this story from a 14 year old child in kinship care @nikki_ledingham

open call for contributors – enter yours here

Please submit your short story via the online form below. Photos and artwork can be shared via direct message to: @NIROMP2 or @SharonLMartin1

See our participation guidelines – please keep in mind people’s privacy, do not breach confidentiality and ensure anonymity to protect others identity.