life story books

Forgotten voices: thoughts, ideas and feelings

A guidance leaflet on how to prepare for fostering. It is mainly composed of quotation from young people who have experienced fostering.

Forgotten Citizens Conference - Interviews Part 1

This video is taken from the 'Forgotten Citizens' Conference held in Glasgow on the 17th June 2008, and represents a group of interviews based on what people thought of the conference.

Forgotten Citizens Conference - Interview with Jo Cochrane

This video interview with Jo Cochrane is taken from the 'Forgotten Citizens' Conference held in Glasgow on the 17th June 2008. Jo expresses the importance of this conference and the importance of not forget what happen in the past, in order to move forward.

Forgotten Citizens Conference - Interview with Mabel Cooper

This video interview with Mabel Cooper, is taken from the 'Forgotten Citizens' Conference held in Glasgow on the 17th June 2008. Mabel expresses her feeling about the importance of this conference.

Ouch…it's a disability thing

Ouch is a BBC website that reflects the lives and experiences of disabled people.

Equality and Human Rights Commission: one year, ten stories

The first anniversary booklet gives a flavour of the Commission's work over so far, by highlighting the stories of 10 people whose lives have somehow been touched by the Commission. Some of the stories are inspirational, some funny, some just plain fascinating.

Choice protects: support for foster carers

The document provides examples of good practice in supporting foster carers to provide good quality care to looked-after children. These examples can be used by local authorities and independent fostering providers to develop their services for foster carers.

It addresses issues around training and development opportunities for foster carers, involving foster carers in management, providing support, respite and advice for foster carers.

Forgotten Citizens conference - videos

This video is taken from the 'Forgotten Citizens' Conference held in Glasgow on the 17th June 2008. It shows the interviews of John Paul Moffat saying "I think it's a good chance for people to tell their stories. Say they kept them in the past, just get them out and about. Like what you want, getting them noticed." And James Withers from the MSYP says "Basically I like people like me who stand up and speak out for themselves, rather than sit back and not say anything.

Children's messages on care

This report sets out what children themselves see as both their rights, and their responsibilities.