Keeping Brothers and Sisters Together
One of our promises to children and young people this year, is
to do our very best to find more placements which allow
brothers and sisters to live together.
We need people who have larger spare bedrooms or more
than one spare bedroom, as well as a wish to help us keep
siblings together while they are in foster care.
Our young children in care council, Young Voices Making Choices
(YVMC) helped us to develop messages to raise awareness of the need
...more foster carers who can look after
brothers and sisters.
We would like to thank the group for their time and input.
The following are messages are published with kind permission from
the YVMC members:
"I think brothers and sisters should only be separated if one
bullys the other."
"I think they should stay together because they're family and
it's not fair to separate family."
"I think brothers and sisters shouldn't be parted because one of
them could have something wrong with them and might want to stay
with their brother or sister."
"It depends on the situation that the siblings are in. If
one is abusive to the other it's ok to split them up but if they
don't have a reason to be split up they shouldn't."
"Sisters and brothers belong together."
"Brothers and sisters should stay together because they might be
all each other have."
If you would like to find out more about helping keep brothers
and sisters together in foster care, please: