Caring for Cat

IMPORTANT: Please take time to read this information (BELOW) BEFORE reading the story

HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM THIS STORY

What is the... 'Caring for Cat' story about?

  • This story is designed for you to read to your child(ren) or to go through with them if they are reading it for themselves. Don't just read the story either, have a look at the pictures. What's happening? What's wrong? What would you do in that situation?
  • This story covers:
    • How scary is it to be away from home, for any reason
    • How going into care can be very scary
    • That being in care isn't bad, and doesn't mean that a child has been bad either
    • That showing empathy to someone is important
    • That routine for a new Looked After Child (LAC) is very important - same school, home comforts, bedtime etc
    • That a LAC, in fact any child, needs someone that they can trust and talk to
    • That a family is about love, tolerance and respect, not just biology
    • To always tell an adult you know you can trust if you are worried or scared.
    • Developing skills needed to deal with difficult situations.
  • Have a quick look through the story for yourself before reading it to your child or letting them read it for themselves