Since Home for Good was launched as a campaign in 2013, there has been a group of passionate people connected with Home for Good in Northern Ireland. Our Northern Ireland Lead took post in June 2016 and has been looking to develop and increase Home for Good activity across Northern Ireland, by gathering people at vision event and promoting Home for Good in churches and at conferences such as New Horizon.
The champion network in Northern Ireland is growing, as passionate people work tirelessly to put fostering and adoption on the Church’s agenda. Churches are engaging with the vision and some have become Home for Good churches. Support prayer groups are being established, to connect foster and adoptive families. People thinking about fostering and adoption are being linked with our champions.
We are beginning to have conversations with social workers, to better understand the specific needs of the children in care in Northern Ireland, and how the local church can play its part in helping to find a home for every child who needs one.
Malini began her working life as a primary school teacher, and has led children’s ministry for over 20 years. She previously worked as Home for Good's Champion Coordinator and Enquiry Line Manager, and is now spearheading our work in Northern Ireland.