What you can do

There are lots of things you can do to contribute to change the cultural, perceptual and bureaucratic barriers that do not enable social care and support practitioners to continue to have nurturing relationships with young people who are leaving care.

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Share your views

  • Tweet about why relationships matter to you using the #RMJAM
  • Tell us a story about why relationships matter to you, and submit it on the what we know section of this site.
  • Share guidance about what supports and enables relationships, and submit it on the what we know section of this site.
  • Explain how you have commited to ongoing relationships with young people as they leave care, and submit it on the what we know section of this site.

Become inspired by the Relationships Matter Collective

  1. Check out the video about the Relationships Matter Jam;
  2. Learn about the barriers five organisations in the Collective are tackling to change the cultural, perceptual and bureaucratic barriers that do not enable social care and support practitioners to continue to have nurturing relationships with young people who are leaving care;
  3. Watch videos which desribe the Collectives initial prototypes for how these organisations plan to respond to these barriers.
  4. Read about how the Collectives ideas we piloted.

Read about

In the what we know section of this site read about people’s: views, experiences, thoughts and ideas about what positively supports workers maintain nurturing relationships with young people as they leave care. Reflect upon what this information means to you and how you could use this information to support the changes you would like to see and feel.

An overview of the work of those in the collective, and an evaluation of this project can be found in the Relationships Matter Story.

Keep in touch!

You can receive updates about this work by joining the Iriss mailing list, visiting the updates section of this website, and following the Relationships Matter Jam hashtag #RMJAM

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