YOU is the website that will provide a secure interactive space for a child or young person. It will enable a better sense of the child or young person’s ‘pulse’ (through age-appropriate content), as well as guiding them through the process of developing life skills in preparation for leaving and after care. It will also support interactive case planning, the capture of their Life Story (digital suitcase) as well as social media tools for interaction.
Life Story is a therapeutic tool that details the stories and milestones for children or young people in out-of-home care. It allows them to participate in planning, provide a lifetime view of their story and enables them to add photos, videos and documents to keep forever, which mark milestones in their life.
Who is it for and how does it help?
A better understanding of their history and why they came into care
Able to view content that their siblings and families post through the Caring Community website
Able to easily provide information to their carers and caseworkers, such as their likes and dislikes, allowing them to be better supported
Provides a safe place to store documents, photos and memories, so they’re not lost between placements
Better understanding of how a child is feeling so can work with that to get them more involved in their care
Better quality information coming from the child or young person
Organising contact visits will be easier when the child or young person can see those upcoming visits
An alternative way of interacting with the child or young person
Parents can be kept up to date with their child’s progress
Family members can easily share photos, stories and history with the child or young person, carer and caseworker
Can better understand the child or young person’s needs
Critical medical information is more easily accessible
Better understanding of child’s history
Can more easily help with and monitor Life Story work