Daione has been in care for two years. She was taken into care as both her parents have a drug and alcohol problem. Daione’s needs were of low priority in the household and her parents would often spend their income on drugs and alcohol rather than food for the family.
As a result of this situation, Daione hordes food as, even if the cupboards are full, she worries that it could be days before there is food in the house again as this is what she is used to. While looking for safety and security Daione has got herself a boyfriend who is much older than her and spends most of her time with him at his house. She often stays out late and gets into minor trouble with her friends. Daione is 14.
Daione needs Foster Carers who can set clear boundaries for her in order for her to keep herself safe. She needs Foster Carers who are good listeners who can give her some freedom but also allow her to be a child and be safe in their home. Daione would benefit from being encouraged to take up hobbies to help her build her self-esteem. Daione would benefit from the following:
- A listening ear
- Empathy & understanding
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She needs Foster Carers who are good listeners who can give her some freedom but also allow her to be a child and be safe in their home.