A young person living at one of our London children's homes spoke at the recent Council meeting to talk about the life journey work she has been doing with support from staff.
She was a very eloquent speaker and highlighted some of the sensitivities around being a looked after child and how teachers, care staff and other adults can behave more thoughtfully.
One thing that she raised as an issue was always providing receipts for each purchase to pass back to staff. She discussed the stigma and awkwardness of this, so SMT have committed to reviewing this in the future.
At St Christopher's we value young people's opinions and always listen to what they have to say so we can shape our services to meet their needs.
Director of Corporate Services Geneva Ellis said: "It was really helpful for Trustees and the Senior Management Team to hear the impact of being in care on a young person first-hand and how an organisation's policies affect young people."
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