Children in out-of-home or alternative care face a major problem in having access to life moments, memories, photos and videos, reports, awards, and identity documents. Carers often take a lot of photos of significant moments of the child or young person’s life (e.g. birthday parties, a trip to the zoo, holidays, sporting achievements, family gatherings, or any of the usual family moments). These moments are priceless and form part of the child’s identity and life story. There are also documents such as birth certificates that are critical for the child, and which are often hard to access.
The Council’s Family service are working with CaringLife, an award-winning platform and app that has been created to solve this problem, giving children and young people digital access to all their life memories and documents in a very private and secure way. Find out more about Caring Life’s privacy practices on their website.
Council social workers can see and moderate all the content and can also add memories and other important documents.