https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/children-families-and-education/children-in-care/promote-support-and-respect-your-identity/

We'll promote, support and respect your identity by:

  • helping you to keep in contact with your family and friends if it's in your best interest, or if it's not possible, we'll explain the reasons why.

  • providing you ¬†with a life story book and helping you to keep it up-to-date.

  • making sure we understand any needs you have that are to do with disability, culture, religion, gender or sexuality and providing extra services if they can help you.

  • supporting and encouraging you to take up and develop your own interests, hobbies, activities, sports and talents, both inside and outside school.

  • supporting and encouraging you to get involved in your community through volunteering work and helping others if you want to.

 

Your copy of the pledge

We give you a copy of our pledge so that you know what you can expect from us and so that you can tell us if we're not meeting these promises.

You can do this by talking to your social worker or reviewing officer, or anyone else who you know will tell us, including the Children's Rights Service.

If you need help from Children's Rights to speak up about any decisions affecting your life, call (01226) 753406.

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