When you are new to care, you probably have a lot of questions – things like where you’re going to live, who you can talk to, what’s happening with your mum / dad, whether you’ll still go to the same school, have the same friends and whether someone will explain to you what’s happening!
The pages in this section of the website, called Your Service (because it’s all about – and for – you) should help answer lots of questions that you have. Look on the main page Your Service to tell you all about being in care, as well as all the other pages (like My Education, My Health, Who is Involved in My Care?) for more information. They’re all listed on the left of this page.
Some of our children in care have helped make everything much easier to understand, by making three short animated films for you to watch. They made these (with funding from the Big Lottery and with help from NYAS, the National Youth Advocacy Service).
The budding animators who put these films together are all members of our Reach Out! group, which meets regularly. There are three groups, depending on your age. Reach Out! is a great way to make new friends, enjoy social activities, let us know whether we’re getting things right and generally have fun.