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 ...
County lines is the term used by police and partners for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban and rural areas, market and coastal towns using dedicated mobile phone lines. Gangs use children and young people to move drugs and money to and from the urban area. It is a major ...
Last Friday the carers and young people from the Wessex region met after school for a Foster Bake to celebrate Foster Care Fortnight. There were lots of cakes to choose from and lots of wonderful decorating of cupcakes. Thank you to everyone who turned up on the drizzly Friday afternoon, we had ...
The Wessex carers attended their support group meeting yesterday and had a good discussion on many topics including. digital wellbeing how to manage a teenager addicted to their smart phone risks and rewards of using the internet and peer pressure digital wellbeing training later in the year for carers training for young people teenagers and exams encouraging ...