Child and Young Person’s Corner
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So a warm hello to all you youngsters! This part of the Rainbow site is just for you and we want to welcome you to the Rainbow family. It’s important you know you are not alone so as we have a ‘For your Information’ FYI DIRECTORY ’(make a link) section, full of useful information let’s start with one interesting fact:
So there are great many young people often in a similar situation to you who know just what it is like to live with a foster family. But, what makes us special at Rainbow Fostering Agency, is we never forget you are a unique individual – as are all the young people we find foster homes for.
People who become foster carers with us go through a lot of training before they are able to offer you a place in their family. What makes Rainbow so very special is our carers are all part of one big family with a lot of experience. Throughout the year, we hold events and present awards both to our carers and young people. We try to make a lot of what is involved in fostering FUN! So we hope you will have some happy and memorable experiences if you find yourself sharing the home of one of our foster families.
Your FYI Directory
Knowledge is power! We all feel instantly better when we can get the answer to a problem we have, or find a new interest to take up. Growing up is never easy as there are times when we feel happy or sad and sometimes just confused. This directory is a resource for you and for us too: if there are other organisations you belong to and they are not listed, please get in touch with us and we’ll happily add them to the directory. If you feel you can help others by sharing your knowledge and experiences, then you will find your confidence growing!
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Award is all about helping young people develop skills, become physically active as well as give service. It is a worldwide organisation giving young people international accreditation of their experiences.
The Scout Association
Life skills and outdoor adventures are on offer with the Scouts. Young people are encouraged to join from all backgrounds. You’ll get confidence, responsibility and a wider set of friends.
This organisation gives girls and young women the chance to learn valuable life skills and have have fun at the same time. There are many exciting activities and the chance to make life-long friendships. Open to girls of all faiths and none and and from all backgrounds.
One of the UK’s leading charities whose goal is to improve the emotional well being and mental health of children and young people. They also run HeadMeds which is a web site dealing with mental health education giving down-to-earth information about the subject.
UKYouth - Positive About Youth
Information about government’s policies for young people aged 13 to 19 aiming to help all young people succeed.
Run by the Royal Air Force, the Air Cadets provides opportunities for young men and women to experience service life and take part in all sort of activities.
- Army Cadets www.armycadets.com
This is the UK’s largest maritime youth charity providing the chance to go to sea learn about sailing, navigation and participate in adventure training.
National Association of Youth Theatres
An educational charity all about supporting the development of young people through participation with excellent youth theatre. To provide theatre experiences for young people from all types of backgrounds.
Talk to Frank
A website providing young people with comprehensive, friendly advice on a range of drug issues.
A national charity working to support life-changing music making. Over 90% of projects assist young people to build respect, confidence and self esteem.
The Princes Trust
A national body whose mission is to help young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training. If you are unemployed or struggling at school there is help at hand.
Find plenty of information about internet safety and how to be safe when using blogs, chatting and online gaming. A great resource to find the latest information on popular sites, mobiles and new technology.
Info 4 Care Kids
A very useful website giving children and young people the information about the care and support they receive.
- Help Support Young People www.mosaicnetwork.co.uk
Sport England is dedicated to helping young people and communities make sport a habit for aa life of well being.
Childlike is an advisory service providing help and advice across a wide range of issues with the option to talk to a counsellor online.
A free, confidential and multi-issue helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don’t know where to turn.
Body Image and Self-Esteem
A useful site dealing with the issues of body image and self esteem. How to understand the changes that happen to teenagers in adolescence.
Catch 22 provide services designed to help people in tough situations turn their lives around. Care leavers services at Catch22 assist in the crucial period of transition from the care system to independence.
Action for Children
This organisation exists to help make life better for children and young people. They provide useful information and support around education, training and employment.
If you are aged between 10 and 21 this is a great website to visit to get confidential help and advice about a whole range of issues that affect young people. Support can be online, face to face or text whatever works for you.
Provides advice and support on bullying generally including school bullying and cyber bullying Bullying affects lots of young people and this site gives information on all the related issues.
A website dedicated to teaching young people all about the internet and how to surf, search and stay safe.
Messages For Young People
A daily text service providing information and ‘wisdom’ to help young people aged between 13 and 25 make choices. They work in work in partnership with other UK Charities to get important messages across to the younger generation.