The Adolescent and Children's Trust

Positive activities for young people

At Christmas, most children are at home with their families. For TACT's children this is not possible either at Christmas or for all the year round. We're committed to providing positive activities to enhance the development of our children to ensure that their pasts do not define their futures

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2015 to 12:00 PM, 1 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1018963)

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  • 'I think my attitude has changed and I have become more confident.’

    — Young person taking part in activities

Situation

Over 60 per cent of children in care have suffered significant harm & they have poor outcomes. They are more likely to experience poor academic achievement, unemployment, mental health problems & contact with the criminal justice system. This does not have to be the case & children in TACT’s care achieve better outcomes. This is because TACT provides not only secure & loving foster & adoptive families but significant other opportunities. We seek funds to improve life chances and futures.

Solution

We will draw on TACT’s own research project which showed how important the development of peer relationships and engagement in activities are in improving educational attainment and increasing resilience and wellbeing. ‘Aspirations: The views of foster children and their carers’ (2008 and 2011). We will devise a programme of days out and activities developed in collaboration with the young people in our care, their carers and support workers to increase attainment, resilience and wellbeing