Supporting separated siblings with Corney and Barrow – UK

Charity:
Siblings Together

Siblings Together provide opportunities for planned, enjoyable, creative and high-quality sibling contact, for children living in different care arrangements.

Country

UK

Start Year:

2016

Run Time:

1

Participant Age:

All

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What is Co-Funding?

Co-funding with the ALMT allows individuals, other Trusts and Foundations, and Companies to contribute funds directly to individual, vetted and approved, project partnerships. With fifteen years of experience awarding grants and working in partnership with children’s organisations around the world, the ALMT is best placed to support you in your philanthropy.

The ALMT has been proud partners of Siblings Together since their inception in 2010. One of the key strands of their work are Monthly Activity Days (MADS). After piloting successful residential camps, Siblings Together found that there was unmet need to provide separated siblings regular contact throughout the year at a stable location.

 

Whilst the camps provide quality time for those able to attend them, it is evident that camps are not accessible to all sibling groups, and that support for on-going contact is also required. Many of the children only meet with their siblings and possibly parents in social services contact rooms where they would compete for attention, were monitored, and could only spend an hour or so together every few months.

 

The MADs programme facilitates regular, consistent, and fun contact between siblings, in turn enabling them to re-frame and develop their sibling relationships. Their approach is to be actively therapeutic, offering enjoyable and meaningful experiences and building positive, lifelong family bonds.

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