ABOUT PUT THEM FIRST
Put Them First’ started as a conversation between two passionate carers back in 2018. We have since grown into a small group of dedicated volunteers and advocates. What began as an exchange of ideas and similar experiences, has now become a determination to raise awareness of the issues around children in alternative care and also, to make a real difference in their lives.
Some current practices for children between 0 and 2 years old going into foster care, can result in significant trauma. The care system faces many resource and support challenges which need to be urgently addressed, so that carers can go back to what is essentially their most important role – to put the safety and wellbeing of the child first.
At Put Them First, we are committed to making positive changes in the current care system because all children and young people have the right to be safe, receive loving care and have access to the support they need to reach their full potential in life.