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All About Me frequently asked questions

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These frequently asked questions have been created to answer any questions you might have in relation to the All About Me Creative Experiences.

If you have any questions which aren't covered here, or recommendations for information you would like to see included, please email Joanne Stoddart.

Who facilitates All About Me Creative Experiences?

This journey will be facilitated by an Artist and a Pastoral Social Worker / Therapeutic Social Worker.

There will be six sessions in total, as well as an introduction session, each lasting 90 minutes. Sessions between April - September 2021 will be online.

Other children and young people and their supporting adults will be there too.

There will be up to 15 children and young people and adults in the space. Sessions will be online. Your child or young person will have the chance to create something as part of the sessions.

When do All About Me Creative Experiences begin?

Creative Experiences will start in April 2021 and will be rolled out to children and young people over the next 12
months.

Which Artist will my child or young person work with?

For information about the matching process, please visit
the following page:

Does the child / young person I support need to attend every session?

Yes. Each session has a different theme (such as who am I? How do I feel?). It is important that a child or young person attends the 7 sessions (in total) with the Artist and Pastoral Social Worker / Therapeutic Social Worker from beginning to end.

What happens if the child or young person I support will not engage in the Creative Experiences at all?

The child or young person may not be ready and we will respect this decision.

The option will be given to the child to take part at a later date. The child / young person will also have the option to have their All About Me journey facilitated by a key adult, rather than the Artist.

What happens if the child or young person doesn't want to share their private memories during a group creative experience?

It is the choice of the child or young person how much or how little they share. They will not be pressured to over share if they feel uncomfortable with this.

As a supporting adult, we would encourage you to continue conversations with the child or young person, in a different space (eg at home) between All About Me Creative Experience sessions.

Key contact

Joanne Stoddart, Head of Service

Something missing?

If you feel that any important information or guidance might be missing, or you would like to make a recommendation for how this toolkit can be improved, please:

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