Animal Action project for looked after children in Wales

The RSPCA is running a Lottery funded Animal Action Project in Colwyn Bay in the summer for looked after children aged 7-16 in North Wales.

The aim of the project is to reduce the risk of looked after children harming animals and to prevent placements breaking down due to animal cruelty concerns, as well as developing children's understanding about animals' needs and feelings.

Interactive and engaging workshops

The initial Animal Action Fun Days are on the 8th or 9th of August at Bryn y Maen RSPCA Animal Centre in Colwyn Bay and we have a fantastic interactive and enjoyable day planned with RSPCA Inspectors, Education staff, Animal Care Assistants and Dog Behaviour experts.

RSPCA Animal Action day for looked after children

Children will be able to meet some of the very special animals which come into RSPCA care, and learn about their journeys from cruelty case to finding their forever homes.

This is a small pilot project and we only have spaces for 16 children and their carers (8 children per day). To determine which children get a place, we ask that the child's social worker complete a short referral form, so we can allocate places based on need. Please download this form here.

Some children will be assessed on the day and invited to take part in phase 2 of the project -  a more intensive small group intervention based on the APE psycho-educational programme which is 2-3 additional sessions. 

Referring a child

Social workers should securley email the completed referral form and privacy notice to Kate, our Prevention Programme Adviser using the details below. If you are a foster carer, please pass this form on to your social worker.

Animal Action project flyer

Animal Action project referral form for social workers

Animal Action day privacy policy

The deadline for referrals is Friday 13th July.  

For more information about the project, or to make a referral please contact Kate O'Regan at or call 07715 540622. All completed forms should be securely emailed to Kate.