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‘I shared my ideas with the Five Rivers Board’ – young person

When I was at the Youth Council I said I would like to make a DVD to celebrate Diversity, to allow foster carers to hear from people they wouldn’t normally come across in their normal everyday life. The Five Rivers Board of Directors considered this proposal and granted funding for it to happen. Filming took place and a wide range of children, young people and adults got involved in the project. I think it is awesome that my idea was listened to, and I hope the films help foster families to understand more about people from different backgrounds.

Girl,  aged 15, in Foster care in London and East

What’s Changed
My ideas have been listened to and put into action: Five Rivers now has nine personal films about diversity which form part of the foster carer and staff training programme.

This was a ‘Make a Difference production’ by Five Rivers’ Participation Service

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