Siblings Together - UK - 2010/11
Holiday camps, Pembrokeshire
Siblings Together gives young people in the UK care system the chance to initiate and maintain contact with their siblings through holiday camps and other initiatives.
Years: 2010, 2011
The ALMT pledged its support for this innovative and much needed service. The holiday camps focus on supporting young people to develop strong family bonds before, during and after the camps. Siblings Together provides guidance, structure, consistency and opportunities which children and young people should receive within a family but often lose when in the care system.
The camps include art therapy, performance and creativity as well as high energy activities such as rock climbing and swimming. A photographer also takes pictures for the young people, as research has shown that children in care have very few photographs of themselves in a family context.
Outcomes for the young people include increased contact, improved emotional well being and more secure family bonds. ALMT’s trustees believe this project provides a unique and much needed service.