#specialguardianship

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• P A R E N T S V S G U A R D I A N S • Is there a difference between the two? What will our niece and nephew think when they are older? This is something we often think about... how will being in a special guardianship family be for them? Honestly, we don’t think we can answer this. Maybe they are the same thing, maybe they are completely different. Who knows. • #family #familylife #familygoals #guardian #specialguardian #specialguardianship #parent #parents #parenting #same #different #kids #children #childhood #notyouraveragefamily #aunt #uncle #niece #nephew
Missing these little humans terribly whilst we are away! They will be asleep when we get back home... are we bad if we wake them?! New blog post coming next week about our city break and why we think it is so important to schedule in that quality time just the two of us. • #city #citybreak #london #madrid #england #spain #getaway #parents #parenting #qualitytime #family #familylife #familygoals #londoneye #kids #children #specialguardian #specialguardianship #aunt #uncle #niece #nephew
• O P E N N E S S • As you have probably gathered from our previous posts, being open is a very important part of our family dealing with bereavement. One thing we like to emphasise is that “it’s okay” to feel a certain way, in hope that we can all talk about our emotions openly. • #family #o #open #openness #familylife #life #grief #bereavement #loss #emotion #emotions #feeling #feelings #specialguardian #specialguardianship #aunt #uncle #niece #nephew #familylife #familygoals #parents #parenting
• M A D R I D • We are currently spending the weekend in Madrid. Since become special guardians, we promised ourselves that we would go on at least one city break per year without the kids. So nice to spend to quality time together, but damn we miss them. • #spain #madrid #capitalcity #city #citybreak #getaway #couple #romance #family #specialguardian #specialguardianship #aunt #uncle #niece #nephew #love #couplegoals
• N A M E S • Often, people ask us what our niece and nephew call us. Less often, people refer to us as mummy and daddy. Those are two names that we will never be, or want to be. We are simply aunt and uncle and our niece and nephew tend to call us by our first names. We do tend to refer to ourselves as parents though, as we definitely think we fit that job description! • #n #names #name #aunt #uncle #niece #nephew #mummy #bereavement #specialguardian #specialguardianship #family #familylife #notyouraveragefamily
• W O R L D M E N T A L H E A L T H D A Y • One thing we have learnt since becoming special guardians is: it’s okay not to be okay. Being a parent comes with a lot of pressure and expectations, whether this is put on you by others or by yourself. But actually, those people closest to you only want to support you. Reach out to them if you are finding things hard. And equally, if someone you know isn’t being themselves, ask them how they’re doing. • #mentalhealth #worldmentalhealthday #mentalhealthday #health #parent #parenting #struggle #pressure #expectations #family #familylife #specialguardian #specialguardianship #aunt #uncle #neice #nephew
• B O O K R E V I E W • Each month we are going to be reviewing different children’s books that deal with the topic of death. This month, it’s Always and Forever by Debi Gliori and Alan Durant. Click the link in our bio to read it! • #book #bookreview #childrensbook #blog #blogger #blogging #newblogpost #newpost #linkinbio #kids #family #grief #bereavement #specialguardianship #specialguardian #family #familylife #aunt #uncle #niece #nephew
• F A M I L Y T R E E • For homework, Niece has had to create a family tree. This is quite a difficult task for a child with a not so average family. However, it was a really good opportunity for us to talk about our unusual family structure and about what makes us unique. We also spoke to her about how her family tree may be different to everyone else’s in her class, but that that’s okay. • #family #familylife #familygoals #familytree #bereavement #loss #grief #specialguardian #specialguardianship #aunt #uncle #niece #nephew #blog #blogger #blogging #familyblog #bloglife #linkinbio
The architects of the Aspire book Supporting Adopted & Permanently Placed Children in School. From L to R. Heather Freeman, Aspire Manager. Alex Gargrave, Education Advisor, Aspire. David Alderson, Virtual School Head @dorsetforyou. Dr Mariette Henning-Pugh, Clinical Psychologist. #adoption #specialguardianship #adoptionsupport #specialguardianshipsupport #education #schools #nursery #Dorset #Bournemouth #Poole
• B I K E R I D E S • Last Christmas we bought the kids bikes which they have wanted to ride every night since. They love going on a little bike ride around the block in the evening which they conveniently direct towards the park! • #notyouraveragefamily #bike #bikeride #kids #family #familylife #familygoals #specialguardian #park #specialguardianship #aunt #uncle #niece #nephew
• L O N L I N E S S • It’s easy to feel like you are alone when you lose someone close to you. It’s hard to imagine that anyone else is feeling the same way as you and it’s even harder to imagine that anyone else can understanding how you are feeling. But, this isn’t always the case. Even when you are feeling this way, it is so important to talk to someone and understand that you are not alone. • notyouraveragefamilyblog.com • #kids #loney #loneliness #alone #grief #bereavement #family #familylife #specialguardian #specialguardianship #aunt #uncle #niece #nephew
Aspire are hosting a conference today for teachers, nursery and education workers on supporting adopted & permanently placed children #adoption #specialguardianship #Dorset #Bournemouth #Poole #education
Congratulations to John and Sue, who will be leaving the agency for the best reasons! They’ve been granted special guardianship of a young person they’ve cared for since 2010. We couldn’t be happier for them and their new family! #specialguardianship #sgo #fostercarers #sheffield #southyorkshire 🌻🌻🌻
Our #adoption & #specialguardianship support team have run a sensory processing workshop in #Dorchester over the summer. Parents of children who attended have said how the new strategies are working really well. We will be looking to run more workshops in the coming months.
• M U M M Y M E M O R I E S • Our newest blog post is finally up! Apologies for the wait. In this post, we talk about the importance of remembering mummy and how we do this. Thank you @rioferdy5 for the idea. • notyouraveragefamilyblog.com • #family #kids #newblogpost #blog #blogger #linkinbio #death #bereavement #loss #grief #mummy #memory #memories #remember #neverforget #childhood #children #specialguardian #specialguardianship
Say hello to Rhea Munro who's based in our #Wirral office + specialises in #childrenlaw (both public + private law children disputes) including care + adoption, child arrangements + special guardianship proceedings. If you think she could help you get in touch via info@morecrofts.co.uk #familylaw #childrenslaw #childrenlaw #merseyside #wirral #lawfirm #solicitor #childrenincare #adoption #careproceedings #specialguardianship #law #legaladvice
We’ve been celebrating with one of our foster carers who has been granted Special Guardianship of two young people she has cared for with many years! Having been with Team Fostering for over 12 years, we celebrated with a tea party at our Leeds office 🌿☕️ . . #leeds #westyorkshire #yorkshire #fosteringyorkshire #fostering #fostercarer #specialguardianship #celebrations
6 years ago this little one came to live with me...oh how time flys, what a lovely young lady you are becoming. #specialguardianship #auntieandniece #beautifulbond
5 yrs today our life turned upside down, not what we planned, but it is what it is. We put it all in the fuck it bucket and we moved on 👊. #grandsons #specialguardianship #unconditionallove
You know my name not my story. You've heard what I've done, not what I've been through. In raising these two I have lost my mind but found my soul 💕#grandkids #specialguardianship