Virtual Apps to stay in touch and help to protect children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
The Mind of My Own App gives children and young people in Central Beds a voice and helps them to communicate and tell us how they feel about the support they are receiving and their wishes and feelings. Children and young people said they find speaking this way much easier. It can be translated into over 100 different languages.
The App is mainly used with children up to the age of 15. For more information please access the poster attached.Mind of My Own Information
The Care Leaver App, which is free to download and includes information, advice and guidance for care leavers across a range of subjects including Benefits and Entitlements, Housing, Managing Money and Advocacy.
- The App can be used without the need for an internet connection
- Content within the App can be translated into several languages.
- A directory of local and national services and organisations that can offer further help and support
- Listings of local events, activities and meetings.
- Events are searchable by keyword and date.
- A contact page for the leaving care team, including any emergency contact details, and much more
- Find the App by searching “Central Bedfordshire CLA”.
- The App is for Care Leavers that are aged15 and over.
For details and support for both Apps, please call 0300 300 4992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Children in Care Council (CiCC) felt that some of the words that are used for children and young people in care and those leaving care, could be replaced with words that are positive and make them feel empowered. They created a 'Dictionary of terms’ to help those working with children and young people Providing Language That Cares
The regional Children in Care Council have devised top tips to support those who work and engage with children and young people and to encourage good practice.Top 10 Tips for Central Beds Practitioners
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