Father Ray Children’s Home

As the residents at the Father Ray Children’s Home grow into their teenage years they must learn to take responsibility for their actions.

The younger children rely on the teaching staff to teach them right from wrong. But as they become older the children must learn to start taking responsibility for their actions.

Each week a group of boys and girls, chosen by all the residents, get together to discuss any problems that the children have.

The aim of these meetings is to get the children to take responsibility for their own lives, to find solutions to their own problems and plan their own futures. All residents are allowed to speak on whatever subject, whether they are happy or sad, if they have any suggestions that could improve their lives or if they have any complaints about other residents.

These meetings are an important part of growing up for the children and although there may be times when the meeting and conversations become quite heated, all problems are sorted before the meetings end.