During these difficult times our dedicated teams are working around the clock to continue looking after our young people. To facilitate social distancing, our office based support staff will be working from home wherever possible and can be contacted using the numbers on our Contact Us page. We are still reviewing all referrals, offering placements where relevant, and planning for young people to move into our homes where it is safe to do so. Despite the challenges we all face during these testing times, we are committed to supporting you and our young people.
As the Oracle Model is rolled out our homes have been looking at each area with their young people. Thoughts, feelings and discussions are being held in home meetings and more informally with youngsters as to what each area means to them personally and on a day to day basis.
In order to record the conversations and use the information to inform future practice some homes have taken to drawing mind-maps and posters.
As an Oracle family everyone's opinions and feelings are important. It is nice to see those thoughts being valued within save and supportive environments.
National Children's Day took place on Sunday 12th May this year and is all about the importance of a healthy childhood, and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults. Although modern life is great in many ways, there are lots of things that are also causing problems for the happiness and well-being of families and children. National Children's Day UK provides a powerful platform for people to talk about the issues and to network with others who want to find solutions.
Our young people take part in a number of charity activities but this weekend a few of them organised their unwanted items and donated them to a local children's hospice. It's at times like these our youngsters appreciate how lucky they are to have the support of staff, social workers and others to ensure they are on the right path.
Over the Easter holiday we were thrilled to benefit from some lovely weather and our young people made the most of this by taking day trips out and about in their local areas.