We recognise the most important influence in a child’s life is family. Children who grow up with safe, stable and nurturing relationships form stronger friendships, develop greater resilience, achieve more in school and are more likely to build positive relationships throughout their lives.
We are child focussed in our intent but recognise that the most effective way to help and protect children is to work alongside the whole family. Therefore strengthening families is central to our aims as we know that families have greater capacity for change when we work with them as partners. This is part of an evidence based approach known asRestorative Practice.
We aim to embed a culture across our workforce where dignity and respect is the basis for our interventions. Every member of staff will understand the principles of Restorative Practice and its ethos will underpin all of our work and align to the borough vision of ‘Forging a Future for all’.
A National Voice is the ‘National Children in Care Council’ for children in care and care leavers aged 11-26, who are passionate about how the care system works and how it affects those within it. One of the topics they are working on at the moment is boredom so they will be focusing on ways we can bust boredom during lockdown!
As part of this they are launching an online art club where the first theme will also be ‘Connections’. You can submit your art in any form you like! Video, picture, painting, drawing, creative writing, song/rap, just link it to the theme ‘Connections’!
Post on twitter using the #ANationalVoice and tagging @CoramVoice in the post or by emailing it to ANV@Coramvoice.org.uk.
They will be sharing submitted art on social media through the @CoramVoice twitter or from Friday 1st May.