Norfolk In-care Council (NICC) ©2019 Norfolk County Council

The good and the bad by Ricardo and Shayne

The good

  • Pocket money
  • Other kids to play with in residential homes
  • Own room
  • Privacy
  • Privileges
  • Facilities in residential homes
  • Gifts
  • Stability
  • Key workers
  • Social workers
  • Sense of home
  • Mates can come round

The bad

  • Loss of contact
  • People finding out your in care
  • Not aloud friends to stay over in residential homes
  • Awkwardness or falling out with others at residential homes or foster homes
  • Reviews when you don't know what's going on
  • People deciding things without you being there or having a say
  • New schools
  • Bullying
  • Bed times and going out time
  • Travel
  • Trying to get in touch with your social workers especially when you really need to