We are here to support you to keep in touch with those who have cared for you and have become an important part of your life. We will help you explore your relationships with those who matter, support with managing expectations and how the relationship will continue going forward.
Our Connectors are the important adults who care for those they looked after and want to keep in touch when a young person is moving on, keeping that strong bond in place. We couldn’t do our work without them and if you want to become a Connector and stay in touch with a young person who is important to you, get in touch.
Community can mean what you want it to. It can help you stay in touch with a couple of friends, make lots of new ones or just come along for a specific event. Everyone with experience of care and those who keep in touch with them are welcome! It is our supportive peer network across Scotland and hold both in person and online gatherings, regional and national. So there should be something for everyone – a small, local go karting session, pizza lunch in the city or our Christmas party. And if you don’t see anything that interests you, let us know what will and we will see what we can do to arrange it!
Our Parent & Child group is a warm, welcoming place for those who have experience of care and now have their own ‘little ones’. We hold regular get togethers, including seasonal parties (Santa’s Grotto is always a favourite) and get people chatting to share hints, tips & advice (children don’t come with a manual!). Online storytime helps everyone to interact, socalise and hear some fun books. Come and join in – doesn’t matter how old your kids are, everyone is welcome.
Many people move on from care without a Connector or foster carer staying in your life, but it doesn’t have to stay that way! Maybe they couldn’t stay in touch, weren’t aware it was an option or just didn’t feel ready at the time. With Why Not? Reconnect, everyone has an opportunity to experience the benefits of a continuing relationship and become part of our supportive community. We will support you to reach out, whether you have experience of care yourself, or are a carer, we will help both sides revive your relationship in a safe and structured way.
For more information on how to Reconnect and our Fostering Register click here