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Celebrating 30 Years of the National Literacy Trust at Clarence House

This week, I experienced the absolute privilege, of attending a garden party at Clarence House, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen. This was to celebrate 30 years of the National Literacy Trust, which Her Majesty is Patron of. I was chosen as a thank you, for my hard work to promote literacy for the children …


Megan’s visit to The Houses of Parliament and House of Lords

Here at Young People at Heart, we love nothing more than to hear about some of the many, fantastic opportunities, our children and young people are so lucky, to experience. One of our young people Megan, was so excited to share with us that she had been on a visit with school to London, to …


Who Inspires Me – My Foster Carer

Here at Young People at Heart, it doesn’t matter if you are a single carer or a couple, the role of any foster carer is just as important, to provide a stable and loving home for a young person. This week, we wanted to share a lovely story, of how the relationship between one of …


Our newly approved Registered Manager of the Essex Registration, Mhairi!

We would like to share some exciting news and welcome our newly approved Registered Manager of the Essex Registration, Mhairi! After joining Young People at Heart in 2022 as the Quality Assurance and Practice Development Manager, she has now stepped into the Registered Manager role. We would like to say a big congratulations to Mhairi …


Being there for these siblings through their ups and downs has been a privilege

Have you considered the possibility of fostering a sibling group? It can be a journey marked by both trials and triumphs. While it’s true that fostering siblings comes with its share of complexities, managing different personalities, addressing past traumas, and balancing individual needs, it’s also a profoundly rewarding experience. Witnessing the resilience and bond between …


Since transferring to Young People at Heart, our fostering journey has been transformed

Transferring from the local authority, we had heard many horror stories about leaving a local authority and going to a private fostering agency. However, we were desperate for a fresh start with an agency where we would feel supported and cared about after experiencing some challenging times with the local authority. The reason we chose …


From Social Work Assistant to fully qualified Social Worker!

In March 2019 I started working here at Young People at Heart as a Social Work Assistant. Before this role, I had worked in many different jobs and been unhappy in most of them. I really didn’t know what I wanted to do or where I fit in. I had always been interested in the …


National Storytelling Week – Being a Teenager

To celebrate National Storytelling Week this week one of our staff members has written a poem, capturing what it is like being a teenager in care. I may be a teenager But I’m a child within I have things to tell you  But don’t know where to begin So I shout and swear Sometimes I …


Talent for Writing Award

In preparation for National Storytelling Week beginning tomorrow we are celebrating one of our young people and their emerging creative talents. We thought we would share a poem, written by one of our young people who received a ‘Talent for Writing’ certificate for this piece. This is a remarkable achievement for a young person who …

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