Supportive Superstars is a support group for birth and adopted children within foster families.
Birth children often need support when foster children are in their homes.
The group is for 7 to 18 year olds and aims to:
- help birth children understand why other children may need fostering
- help birth children to understand why foster children may behave in certain ways
- give them a chance to talk about their experience of fostering in a safe environment
- help them develop their skills and increase their resilience
- help them meet other children in a similar situation to them
- develop relationships between children and social workers
Previous activities have included:
- days at The Showroom, including dance mats, bowling, dodgeball and other games
- visits to Hill Holt Wood, including pond-dipping, mini-beast hunts and den-building
- High ropes adventure
- a guard of honour with Lincoln City Football Club on a match day
- visits to Woodside Wildlife Park
There are two Supportive Superstars groups in the county. One covers the north and the other covers the south to ensure all children have the opportunity to attend.