31st December, 2019
To celebrate Black History Month in October, our Heywood team ran an introductory course on ‘Transracial Fostering’. The purpose of the day was to come together to celebrate Black History Month and talk about fostering across different cultures and in particular how caring for black children, especially with health care, can differ to non-black children. Here at Capstone (North), we have a growing trend of carers caring for children from different cultures. In our care, we have children from eastern European backgrounds, British Asian/Muslim, and we also have white British children placed with our British Asian carers. We’re proud of our diversity and our carer’s willingness to take in children from different cultures and backgrounds into their homes and it’s important we support them with this. The topics that were discussed included:
It was a fabulous day and really insightful for both carers and staff. One of our lovely foster carers brought in Caribbean food for participants to taste and find out where to purchase it. This first course was to understand how useful this type of course could be to foster carers and we are pleased to announce that we planning to roll out the course for to our other hubs in the North from March 2020. Details of this will be confirmed nearer the time. We received some excellent feedback, such as:
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