Some additional support events for our foster carers have been added to our calendar: Parent and Child support group Bristol on 13th September Andrew Lister Consultation and Workshop in Bristol on 27th September Four our full calendar of events and support activities see our events page here
Last week reporter Sarah Pitt from the Tavistock Times spoke to some of our carers and our Team Manager Caroline Dungate. Below is an excerpt, for the full article download the pdf here Tavistock Times With the number of youngsters being taken in to care on the increase, thought, there is ...
The Wessex and Tavistock Extreme Teams joined forces to have a wet and wild day at Woodland’s Theme Park. It was a great opportunity for old friends to reunite and it did not take long for the group to reconnect and enjoy the fun the park had to offer. We also ...
A huge warm welcome to our new team members at Wessex! Liz - Supervising Social Worker After completing my undergraduate degree in 2012, I decided I wanted to go on to train as a Social Worker. I spent some time gaining some more experience and had the opportunity to work with young adults ...
A huge thank you to our carers for attending the "Supporting young people who cope using self-injury" training run by the fantastic Dr Emma Greatbatch. The feedback from the course was "excellent" and our carers found it "valuable" and really appreciated the practical strategies given.
On Tuesday our carers met at the Wessex office for their monthly support group. Despite the wet and gloomy weather there was lots of laughter coming from the meeting room as the carers chatted and shared their experiences of fostering. Topics of discussion included the pressures on teenagers, such as exams, social media, ...
Last week Sue Fairgrieve ran a very useful and interesting course in Exeter introducing our carers to the THRIVE model. Thank you to all our carers who were able to attend and gave Sue such great feedback.
The British Red Cross had created a Baby and Child First Aid app. If your child chokes on a sweet or suffers a nasty cut, you'll only be a few clicks away from knowing exactly what to do. This free app is packed with useful videos, animations and tips. It provides simple and ...
A quick reminder that new rules came into force on 1st March. Make sure you are up to date with the new legislation. Under new regulations, manufacturers aren’t allowed to introduce new models of backless booster seats for children shorter than 125cm or weighing less than 22kg. This is because a backless car ...