Our West Midlands branch host a number of children and young people’s events and activities in branch every year which encourage them to build valuable social skills and participate in both educational and fun activities.
The events which are usually organised by regional Education Advisors (EAGALs) and Branch Coordinators have helped to build positive relationships between children, foster parents and staff alike and have included workshops, country park visits, farm days and seasonal celebrations such as Halloween, Guy Fawkes night, Christmas and Easter themed events.
They also recently piloted an annual, overnight Residential trip at Hatton Country World in the summer which was given rave reviews by their 15 young people who took part. Regional Manager, Hayley Haughton, said of the trip: “Each and everyone one of our children were a pleasure to take away; they had fun, took part in activities, listened and abided to rules and instructions whilst looking out for each other, facing fears, making new friends and making amazing memories to last a lifetime!”
Branches also organise regular Youth Forums for their young people where they can discuss anything on their mind in a safe and trusting environment with their peers and our EAGALs. They can also suggest event ideas and seek help from an educational and social perspective.
Our branch events and activities are always met with great enthusiasm and are loved by all, even our birth children who get to take part in activities tailored just to them.