Kinder Shores is an arts based charity started by retired social worker Jenni Randall to raise funds to provide support services for young people and young adults who have spent their childhood in local authority care. Working with Rees Care Leavers Foundation these services will be provided initially in the Norfolk area.
Kinder Shores was launched in 2018 with the production and launch of a CD and launch concert. In 2019 we had the production of a very successful play of the same name at Sheringham Little Theatre. In 2019 we are planning to hold an art exhibition called No Colours for my Coat by Yusuf Paul exploring his time in care as a child. If you can help with a venue for this - please get in touch.
Jenni Randall marries her lifelong love of social work with her passion for folk and folk-rock music through this project. She is an award winning social worker who has retired to live in Cromer and has linked up with the Rees Care Leavers Foundation, a national charity that provides ongoing support for those who have previously been in care. Jenni’s continuing involvement in social care issues has come about from maintaining contact with a number of her clients with whom she had been involved with during her fifty years as a social worker.
'I believe passionately that the arts in all forms can bring those of us who have not had the experience of a shattered childhood closer to the real emotion and humanity of those who are care experienced. Helping that understanding may then bring improvements in the way we parent in that very public environment. The experience of care is always there throughout adult life as it is with all our childhood experiences.'
'When you have no parent, no family, no one to lean on, no one to be there for you... It’s huge.'
Christi - a care leaver
'We are not only the negative statistics that fuel media and societies beliefs, that my friend is the result of system failures! We are the majority who have successfully turned the expected statistics on their head, shook them and got on with life, yet rarely get spoken about or heard.'
'So set a course for Kinder Shores...
And may your path be true.'