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Our Pledge

Date updated: 20/06/2022

Our Pledge (originally developed October 2014 and last reviewed by CiCC August 2019) to children we look after and our care leavers

Our Pledge is a set of promises. It includes the things that children in care or who have left care want from us.

It is our promise to give you the best help and support we can. To do this we will:

  • be open and honest with you
  • believe in you and encourage you to be the best you can be
  • listen to you and respect and work with you to understand your point of view
  • inform you at every point of your journey of the support that is available and your entitlements
  • support you with information, advice, and practical and financial help, and provide emotional support and a named person you can contact when you want to
  • find you a home that is right for you
  • respect and honour your identity, encouraging you to be an individual but not make you different
  • be there to support you and never judge
  • provide space to talk one to one
  • support you and help you to build life skills, and be a lifelong champion
  • listen to your complaints and act on them
  • help you to have your say
  • provide chances to get involved in positive activities
  • help you to meet other children and young people who are looked after or who are care leavers
  • help you to work towards living independently and to plan for your future
  • help you to stay with the right foster carer for you
  • listen to your views about family contact and help that happen where possible
  • help children and young people who have been in care for a while or who have left care to become a mentor to those who are new to
Pledge in Albanian PDF (100KB)
Date submitted: 20/10/20
Pledge in Dari PDF (200KB)
Date submitted: 20/10/20
Pledge in Farsi PDF (200KB)
Date submitted: 20/10/20
Pledge in Tigrinya PDF (100KB)
Date submitted: 20/10/20
Pledge in Pashto PDF (300KB)
Date submitted: 20/10/20
Pledge in Tamil PDF (100KB)
Date submitted: 20/10/20
Pledge in Arabic PDF (400KB)
Date submitted: 20/10/20