Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November each year by the UN General Assembly to promote children’s welfare and recognise the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Universal Children’s Day recognises every child’s right to: be protected; be educated; be healthy; be heard; and be treated fairly. The theme of Universal Children’s Day 2017 is ‘Stop Violence Against Children’. Every child has the right to be free from violence and abuse, and to grow up in a world which enables them to reach their full potential. There are children in your local area that need a secure home, safe from harm or abuse.
With a rise in the number of children coming into care in Northern Ireland, the Southern Health and Social Care Trust is urging more people, who are interested in fostering or adoption, to come forward. If you are resilient, flexible and have the energy and time to care for a child, come along to our information evening to find out more. Talk to experienced carers, meet with social workers, and learn more about specific children who need a permanent home for the rest of their childhood, through long-term fostering or adoption. The event will also share information about emergency, respite, short-term and intensive support foster care.
If you cannot attend the event please contact the Southern Trust on 028 38 337181 to arrange an individual visit. untitled.pdf
There are no unwanted children. Just unfound families. Don’t rule yourself out.