‘Positivity and a ‘can do’ attitude helps…’
‘I am a positive person, and I think positivity is healing, and this makes me resilient. My attitude to life is do it! I like working with teenagers because I feel I can relate to them; this relationship helps match children and young foster carers together. There was an emergency referral with one child, and Caritas Care needed to find a placement quickly. I decided to offer my support as they had to find a safe place for the child. For me, there was no compromise on this as it would have had a detrimental effect on the young person. My ‘can do ‘and ‘do it’ attitude will never waver if a young person needs support. I know that with Caritas by my side, I have the support I need to give that young person the best care for them.’
‘My own experiences of working in residential children’s care helped me realise how sometimes we get it wrong. I focus on having a positive ‘can-do’ attitude, and I am not afraid to speak out. I am happy to advocate for a child or young person because we have to get young people’s voices heard and out there.’
‘I respect the generations of all foster carers working together in removing barriers for children.’
‘We often are referred to as the ‘snowflake generation.’ I hate that phrase. There appears to be a stigma in my generation. We are respectful of the generations before us; they cared about ‘community’; they were kind, compassionate and mindful, and we have listened and learned from them. However, the world has changed a lot, and some people seem less tolerant of change; there feels like a lack of unity. This, to me, is wrong because today, children have more barriers to overcome than ever before.’
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