Do you think support for young people should be designed with young people themselves? Do you have ideas on how support for younger people could be better? Do you want to help young people across England make their voices heard on the issues they face? If you have ideas about how to improve support for … Continue reading Young people get your voices heard! Develop your leadership skills.
Information for professionals IMO (‘In My Opinion’) has been created in collaboration with the Children’s Commissioner’s Office and care experienced young people to provide a voice for young people in care and care leavers to share advice, experience, and stories with one another. The site has young people’s voices at its heart, and all of … Continue reading In My Opinion
In March 2019, Coram Voice published the findings of its first 'Our Lives Beyond Care' study as part of its BrightSpots programme with local authorities, uncovering how young people with care experience aged 16-25 feel about their lives. Brigid Robinson, Managing Director of Coram Voice: Our Lives Beyond Care gives us much-needed insight into how … Continue reading Coram Voice ‘Our Lives Beyond Care’ @CoramVoice
Guest blog by Andi Brierley, Child Looked After and Care Leaver Specialist within the Leeds Youth Justice Service and Child Friendly Leeds City. Author of: ‘Your Honour Can I Tell You My Story’ My name is Andi Brierley and I am currently a Child Looked After and Care Leaver Specialist within the Leeds Youth Justice … Continue reading Creating a platform for the voice and influence of children with experience of both the Care and Youth Justice System | Andi Brierley | @Andibrierley
Language That Cares A glossary of words and terms that aims to change the language of the care system has been published. Language That Cares is a collaborative effort led by adoption and fostering charity TACT (The Adolescent and Children’s Trust) and the charity’s children and care experienced young people, with contributions from 15 … Continue reading Language That Cares | PCF @TACTCare #spreadtheword
Every year the Department for Education publishes official statistics on children in care. These statistics tell us how many children live in foster care or in a children's home, what proportion moved placement and educational outcomes. What is missing from these numbers is the voice of children and young people living in care themselves. How … Continue reading Hearing the voices of children in care | LocalGov