CreativeMe is an exciting writing competition run by Pearson Publishing which celebrates the creativity of children and young people in care. Entrants can submit poems and short stories on any theme or topic and winners received a book token and certificate.
Congratulations to Matt on his winning entry…..Read more: CreativeMe Writing Competition 2018 - Congratulations Matt!
On 28th June Kent’s Specialist Children’s Services are hosting a conference at Oakwood House in Maidstone titled ‘Our Journeys - Travelling Towards Success Together’. Utilising Kent’s experience with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Young People to focus our minds towards achieving excellent placement, educational and well-being outcomes and community integration.Read more: CONFERENCE: How your Local Authority can make a difference for UASC & Young People.
When I first met the student, they were on roll at a pupil referral unit after leaving a mainstream school. Attendance at the unit was very poor, the student was late to school, leaving the site before the school day was over or not attending at all. Finding the environment very challenging when trying to learn and on most occasions deciding not to engage, the student would leave the classroom as they were motivated to learn but struggled to channel this into constructive activity.Read more: CASE STUDY: Making a difference for a young person in care
It’s great to see this Training Project developing across the County and well done to those who have already taken part. Six North Kent schools are getting ready to set up their Nurture Groups ready for this September – and nine schools from the South Kent area completed their three day training just before the Easter break. So these folk are now beginning their coursework and we wish them luck!Read more: UPDATE: VSKs Nurture Group Training Project
National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don’t want to miss. If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 275,000 young people have already said YES to NCS. Don’t. Miss. Out.Read more: Don't miss your chance to do NCS!
Satellite Clubs run by Kent Sport are extensions of community sports clubs or physical activity sessions which are established in a venue, usually a secondary school or college and specifically targeting the 14-19 age group. They aim to offer sport and physical activity in a way that young people want to receive it. There are a wide variety of activities with something for everyone - full list of courses availableRead more: Are you aged 14-19 and interested in cheerleading, parkour, judo, table tennis and much much more
Whether you’ve recently left school, are still studying, about to start on an apprenticeship or thinking about university, this course is for you.
This free course, Managing my money for young adults, covers everything you need to know to get you started on the new and exciting financial journey that lies ahead. It offers practical tips on what to start doing now and to continue doing as you progress on your chosen path.Read more: Managing my money for 16-18 year olds
On 19th October we held the fourth annual Post 16 Awards Ceremony to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our young people – the event was a fantastic evening with over 40 young people attending, supported by their friends, carers, social workers and personal advisers. The evening took an Oscars theme, with red carpet, photo screen, popcorn, sports activities and buffet.Read more: Honouring our outstanding Post16 Students
The Foster Care Partnership award goes to a member of staff from VSK, who has provided extensive support to the Fostering Service and our children and young people over the last year and we are delighted that Jo Carpenter has been recognised for her hard work and contribution supporting children in care.Read more: Foster Care Partnership Award 2017 - Congratulations Jo Carpenter!