Resources for adults supporting children and young people in care.
Designed to provide positive money-learning experiences using the informal moments and situations that come up in everyday life.
St Christopher’s staff, foster carers and young people have worked with Made of Money to develop these resources, which are designed for you to dip into and customise.
There is CPD accredited training for people caring for looked after young people on an everyday basis, with a number of fully subsidised places. To register your interest please click here.
Working sensitively with young people about money
We know that money-learning is a key skill for a happy adult life, but when money can be such a painful subject for young people, what can we do to make our conversations with them positive? This short resource helps us understand why this can be so hard for young people, and shares tools to overcome these barriers.
‘Ten Things to Know About Money’ resources:
Each of these resources has easy tips, conversation starters, fun activities and links to follow for simple, often fun information for both you and the young person, when either of you wants more info. There are three resources, broken down into rough age groups, though you will know if a young person may do better by starting with a younger or older resource.
Ways to give pocket money for maximum benefit
Giving pocket money is one of the simplest and most effective ways to support children to learn money skills, but some ways are much more effective than others. Find out how to give pocket money for maximum effect in this 90 second film.
Planning your money to live independently
Taking over responsibility for handling their money is crucial moment for young people moving out. This kit is for young people in care and the adults who care for them to go through together and includes the process of making their first budget. It covers bite-sized info to support young people in the challenges and the excitement of this transition.
These resources were created by QSA in partnership with St Christopher’s fellowship. This project is funded by the Money & Pensions Service