Weekly group meetings - we meet after school to have fun, make friends, to chill out, eat snacks,
get information, do skill development activities and challenges.
weekend trip away at Christmas time.
difficulties you might have. You can also drop in at lunch times or after school if you want a confidential
chat or information.
them to represent you by speaking to individual people or organisations when you want to flag up
any concerns, difficulties or ideas you think might help. We can also work together as a group to give
information to services so that they can better support you and your families; we can also
provide training for them.
Time - we've found that family members and Crossroads Care can help you support the people you
and going on outings.
It is treated with respect
It is only shared with others if you agree to this
You are encouraged to share information with your families and others who are in the position to support you. Our workers help you identify choices on how to deal with things so that you still feel in control
Yes - if it means keeping people safe. When you tell our workers or volunteers something which makes them
feel you or someone else might be at risk of harm, then they have to tell someone else who can help. This is
likely to be someone in your family, a health worker, social worker or police officer. Our workers support you
through this process and you have a say in how the information is passed on. When you are 16 years of age,
as long as you are not on the Child Protection Register or on a Supervision Order, you control the information.
The only exception to this would be if a child or someone vulnerable was at risk of being hurt. For all other
information you decide whether you want it passed on to others and our workers will support you with your
When you reach 18 years of age
When your circumstances and your caring role changes
If the person you care for dies; you get bereavement support - the time for this is agreed with you, our workers, your families and advice from other appropriate support services.