As a co-operative, we truly value the input of our foster carers, the children in their households, and our staff. We have a carer forum, a newly-formed children’s forum – and plenty of opportunities for our staff to make suggestions and help shape our agency.
One such example of this co-operative approach was when we invited one of our young people to help deliver a presentation to a local authority. What better way is there of representing children, than by inviting a young person to provide their voice, their opinion and their story?
The young person accompanied our Director of Child Care, Steve Field, and spoke so confidently to local authority representatives about her experiences.
We were so proud of her.
As a result, we were successful in being accepted onto a care provider contract, meaning that we can help more children in the North of England.