- Voice: When children speak, adults must really listen to them. Adults must make sure that children are included in decisions about their lives.
- Family: If children are living with their family and are safe and feel loved, they should stay there. Their family should be given all the help they need to stay together. If they need extra help when things get difficult, they should get it.
- Care: If children cannot stay with the adults in their family, they will stay with their brothers and sisters. The home they live in together will be a place where they feel safe and loved. It should be their home for as long as they want and need it to be.
- People: Relationships are important. Adults must make sure children are able to stay close to the people they want to and keep in contact with them. Adults must also help children make new relationships as they grow up. Sometimes adults need some help too. The adults who are close to children must get the help they need to make sure they can do their best for children.
- Scaffolding: Help and support must be there for children and families whenever they need it. It must also be there for the adults who are close to children and families. It is important everyone knows where to go for help and that it is ready when it is asked for.
At FCA Scotland we have a longstanding commitment to providing loving, caring and supportive foster homes to children and young people through their childhood and into their adult lives. Our Team Parenting approach is designed to provide wrap around services and support to children and young people and to their carers. We are committed to Keeping the Promise and to promoting the system change required to improve outcomes for looked after children. We were proud to participate in the 1000 voices project and our ‘Safe and Happy’ pledge reflects our strong belief in listening to the voices of children and young people, ensuring they are safeguarded, and are cared for in stable, loving homes. We believe we can contribute to system change within our own organisation and through our current relationships, influence change with our partner agencies.
Amanda Lindsay, Registered Manager
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