My lifestyle

"We want all young people to grow up to feel positive about their culture, family origins and language. We will, as far as possible, place you with carers who are of the same background as you or who understand, respect and value your ethnic background, culture and religion"


My Culture

Your carers will understand and help you with things like:

  • Hair and skin care
  • The food you like to eat
  • The clothes you like to wear
  • Seeing other young people and adults of the same background as you

They will know about and understand things like:

  • What is and what is not considered polite or good behaviour in your culture
  • The importance of cultural activities, for example music, festivals

My Religion

  • We’ll help you with prayers, religious study, ceremonies and festivals.
  • You won’t have to eat foods that you should not eat because of your religion.
  • We’ll help with your clothes and ways of dressing that are acceptable or unacceptable for your religion.


My Language 

  • The language you were brought up to speak is important. If you  have difficulty with English, we’ll make sure someone interprets what is said and translates written documents for you.
  • We can also help you to learn about your race and culture.