It is important to give everyone within Swiis a voice. From our children and young people, to our foster carers and our children who foster. In Scotland, we have groups for our ‘children who foster’, which includes the Young Children Who Foster Group (YCWF). This group is made up of the children of the foster carers and their immediate family, and is a safe space which gives opportunity for them to talk about how it feels having to share their parents, grandparents or aunties and uncles as foster carers.
Supervising Social Workers, Dawn and Steve from the Swiis Foster Care Dundee team ran the Young Children Who Foster Group in the Dundee office in March 2018. This is Dundee’s youngest children who foster group, with the children ranging from three years to six years.
The theme for the March meeting, was Easter. For this, the children took part in painting a boiled egg and rolling it. They enjoyed getting sticky with non-cook baking i.e. marshmallows dipped in chocolate; they dashed around at the Easter egg hunt gathering eggs; they danced their wee socks off to the music and had fun playing tape the tail on the bunny. Everyone had a fantastic time during the meeting, enjoying all the Easter activities.
The next group is scheduled for August 2018, and we look forward to welcoming everyone.
If this has inspired you to foster, please get in contact with us by sending us an enquiry, or by phoning us on 0333 240 9049.