Tuesday 30 April 2019, 6:00PM - 8:45PM
Many children entering the care system will have suffered neglect or abuse, all will experience trauma and loss. Each child deserves a home where they will be loved, nurtured and enabled to thrive, whether that’s through short-term foster care, a long-term foster placement, or with a new adoptive family.
Each year, 9,000 young people in England, age out of the care system. Their experience of being in care makeup:
Question; what is our response?
To provide a safe space for potential Foster and Adoption Parents to explore a perceived call
To raise awareness of the needs of young people in the care and to unpack how the church can create a nurturing and inclusive environment
6 – 6:15pm Arrival and Refreshments
6:15 – 6:20 Welcome and Introduction
6:20 – 7:20 Short, punchy and stimulating introductions aimed at starting a conversation which can be furthered in the later breakout groups.
Talk 1 A Theology of Home with Dr Krish Kandiah, the founding director of Home For Good
**Talk 2 Being Adopted with Billy-Jo
What is it like to be Adopted?
Talk 3 Being Adopted with Revd Denis Adide, Curate at Christ Church W4
What it was like to Adopt?.
Talk 4 Being Fostered with Fuzz Dix of St Lukes Millwall and experienced Foster Parent
What it was like to Foster?.
Talk 5 It takes a parish to raise a child with James Copeland Partnership Manager at Home for Good
How can the church create the right nurturing and inclusive setting for children in care?
7:20 – 7:35 Refreshments
7:35 – 8:35 Breakout Groups Space to unpack further with the speakers of talks 2,3,4.
30 min in each group.
Guests can sign up to 2 breakout groups in this time.
This will be an opportunity to dig deeper and to inquire further. There will be no hard sell simply a space to listen and ask. There will be literature to take away as well as the opportunity to make contacts with organisations if you wish to continue the conversation further.
8:45 Reflection and closing points