Getting sorted!

Written by Rebecca Davidson
Price: £5.00
Illustrated by Fran Orford
Publisher: BAAF
Publication date: 2006
ISBN: 978 1 903699 95 9
Getting sorted! Front Cover
About the book

Being a teenager and becoming an adult isn’t easy, and everyone needs some help along the way. This practical handbook answers many of the key questions and concerns raised by young people as they move out of the care environment and take control of their lives and their future. It explores a wide range of every day life skills and provides the perfect complement to may of the rights-based guides produced by local authorities across the UK.

For children and young people who have not benefited from stable and continuous family support, this book is the ultimate ‘portable parent’. It is packed with practical advice and information, easy to read and use, and illustrated with highly original cartoons. The book will provide a great companion for young people on life’s journey to adulthood and responsibility, and offer essential training on living life safely and well.

Getting sorted! is aimed at young people aged 14-19 years who are either moving into foster or residential care or are moving out to live on their own for the first time. It covers a wide range of day-to-day practical issues such as:

  • washing clothes;
  • cleaning and tidying;
  • diet and food preparation;
  • managing money;
  • getting online;
  • what to do in an emergency;

The book’s handy format makes it easy to use and carry around. The book is colour coded to make different sections clear and quick to refer to.

Residential care teams, leaving care teams and other professionals involved in working with teenagers and adolescents will find this book an essential resource for guiding and informing young people as they take their first steps to independence.

The book is accompanied by Getting more sorted! which is aimed at older teenagers and covers the practical concerns of moving on in life.

Special offer: Buy Getting Sorted with Getting More Sorted for just £15.00