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6th July 2020
Today marks the start of our 12 week social media campaign, where we hope to grow our profile and recruit new foster carers to help support more young people. Please help our campaign by sharing the great work we do!
24th June 2020
After 8 fantastic sessions we have come to the end of our Skills to Foster preparation course and are happy to be taking new applicants on their journey to become ROOM4U foster carers.
26th May 2020
This week at ROOM4U we have held our first virtual fostering panel through WebEx. A big thank you to our foster carers, the panel chair and members for adjusting to a new way of working.
20th May 2020
We are adapting to the challenges brought by lockdown and have successfully delivered our first virtual Skills to Foster training session.
1st April 2020
We are pleased to welcome Iain Cross to ROOM4U as our supervising social worker. Iain has been a part of the Trust since May 2018 as a student social worker. He worked in our Aftercare Team, Portland Street and is now joining ROOM4U. Iain says “I am looking forward to the challenges brought by the role and I am excited to be working with foster families in the community”. We welcome Iain to the team!
19th March 2020
In response to the Scottish Government advice on coronavirus we have shut our Head Office at 68 St John’s Road. All office based staff are working from home to avoid non-essential contact. Staff are still contactable via phone or email. We are still providing an aftercare service – if you have not been allocated to an individual member of staff please email . If you wish to speak to someone in person please call the office number on 0131 3373295. If your call is not answered immediately please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We appreciate this this is a stressful for time for many people we support. We want to assure you that we will continue to support children and young people during this difficult time. If you need any support please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do what we can to help you.
5th April 2018
Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust (Scotland’s oldest charity) hosted a fabulous red carpet event last night (Thursday 5th April) at White Stuff on George Street. The night included a showcase of three short films made by the charity to promote their new fostering service. Young people supported by the charity worked with film makers from daysix creative agency to create an advert to recruit foster carers which will be shown on STV next week; as well as two more films highlighting the need for foster carers and the difference the Trust makes in the lives of young people.
Over 70 people attended the evening, which included an Oscar style awards ceremony for those who took part in the filming, with Oscars for Best Actress/Actor amongst others as well as music from The Rock Trust. Craig, who took part in the project, said “it was great to get an Oscar and to see how many people came on the night to support us. Dean and Cauvin is like a family and it was a great party”.
Guests ranged from foster carers, care experienced young people, board members and members of the public. Feedback on the event has been really positive, one attendee, Barbara said “It was a fantastic event. We were totally blown away by it”.
Dean and Cauvin CEO Pamela Kidd and Craig Richardson (young person)
The Rock Trust Band
Young people with their Oscars. (left to right): Craig Richardson, Nicole Mason, Rachael Howden, David Graham, Matt Conway
4th April 2018
ROOM4U TEENAGE FOSTERING SERVICE – FILM PREMIERE
Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust Host Short Film Premiere
Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust (Scotland’s oldest charity) is hosting a red carpet film premiere, this Thursday 5th April 2018 at White Stuff on George Street, showcasing a series of short films created by young people to promote their new Room4U Fostering Service.
The three films highlight the need for more foster carers in Scotland as well as the difference being a foster carer can make to the lives of young people. The premiere comes the week before one of the films will be used as an advertisement on STV; asking people to come forward and apply to be carers.
The premiere has been organised by young people involved in the project, Matt (23) said “I loved making the films, it was great fun and the premiere is going to be amazing”. The glitzy premiere will see entertainment for the guests, including dancing and music, as well as a prestigious award ceremony celebrating the young people involved and the new Room4U fostering service.