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Fife Education Worker recognised for his volunteering work

22 November 2017

At the recent Pride of Forth Valley Awards, one of our Fife team was recognised for his years of volunteering in his local community, along with his valuable work with the Alloa Round Table.

During the ceremony, Fife Education Worker Kenney Ramage was awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’. This was in recognition of his community work with Alloa Round Table over the last six years. When collecting his award, Kenney said that he was blown away by the recognition people were showing for the work that he and the other members of Alloa Round Table do each year.Swiis Scotland Education Worker, Kenney Ramage

After receiving this award, Kenney had another reason to celebrate – award number two! The second award of the evening for Kenny was for ‘Diamond of the Year’, the highest accolade of the evening.

When presented with the award, Kenney said that he doesn’t do it for the accolades – he explained that he volunteers to see the smiles on the faces of the children when they watch the firework displays, to feel the appreciation from the runners at Alloa Half Marathon, and the looks of surprise on the faces of the OAPs at the Christmas party held in Alloa Town Hall. Kenney finished by saying: “That’s the best accolade we can receive as an organisation.”

A huge well done to Kenney for all his hard work and dedication!

The importance of our fostering panel

25 October 2017

The role of the Swiis Fostering Panel in considering prospective foster carers for approval – and recommending the kind of fostering they are registered for – is hugely important.
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An inspiring life story

24 October 2017

The Swiis Permanence Team have been trying a new initiative where carer support groups are focused around a theme. In September, our theme was ‘life story work’ and was centred around the movie ‘Lion’. 
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Ice skating with role models

19 October 2017

Activities that engage young people and bring them into contact with positive role models is a great way to inspire them and to encourage positive outcomes.
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Sharing stories of care

12 October 2017

It’s so important to hear first hand from someone who has experienced being in care. Opportunities like this help us understand what young people are going through, and remind us that our foster carers do an extraordinary job in turning lives around by creating positive outcomes.
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Dancing their way to a leadership award!

03 October 2017

For many of our young people, the Dance Leadership award is a great opportunity for development – building on their confidence, leadership skills, relationships with their peers, and working together in groups to share their ideas.
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Laser tag and giant horses!

03 October 2017

Our Swiis Glasgow office entertained a number of young people over the summer holidays with some active and sociable events. These days help to support positive outcomes and are integral to the wellbeing of our young people.
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A day of fun and laughter in the forest

14 September 2017

Our Fife team’s summer activities continued in August with an outing to Tentsmuir Forest near Tayport. Ten young people came along for a day full of fun and games.
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