The Panel heard details of a young person whose behaviour had tested staff on occasions. The young person had recently been accepted onto a training course which had proved to be a turning-point for the young person who was beginning to look to their future with new-found optimism. The young person was positively engaging with staff, had volunteered to decorate the Christmas tree and had discreetly bought Christmas presents for staff. The Practice Lead commented on how pleased and proud staff were to see the young person’s positive attitude and their kindness had meant a great deal to the staff involved.
The Practice Lead also paid tribute to the young people who contribute to the work of the Fostering Panel and thanked them for all their hard work and the value they bring to the work, through sharing their experiences.