RRS Article of the Week
This week's article fo the week is linked to Foster Care Fortnight which is on the 10th to 23rd May this year.
15 May is the International Day of Families
Foster Care Fortnight is the Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and to show how foster care can transform lives. Established for almost 20 years, the fortnight is a chance to highlight the need for more foster carers. The International Day of Families is a UN day to remember the importance of families to people all over the world.
Linked UNCRC Articles
There are two articles that provide a particularly strong link this week:
Article 9: Separation from parents
All children have the right to live with a family that cares for them. A child or young person must not be separated from their parents unless it is in their best interests (for example if a parent is hurting or neglecting a child). Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents unless this could cause them harm.
Article 20: Children unable to live with their family
If a child or young person cannot be looked after by their immediate family the government must give them special protection and assistance. This includes making sure the child is provided with alternative care that is continuous and respects the child’s culture, language and religion.
All the below activities are linked to the above article, you don’t need to do every single activity but if you have time you can do more than one!
1) Draw around your hand.
On each finger write one thing you have learned from or love about your parent or carer.
2) Draw a picture of yourself with the people who look after you.
You might like to add details about who they are.
3) Discuss the following question with your family.
Why are families and carers so important?