Become is here to make a difference to individual lives right now, and the care system as a whole for future generations. Since 1992 we’ve been working to improve the everyday lives and future life chances of children in care and young care leavers.
Our vision is that children who spend time in care have equal chances to lead a happy and fulfilling life to those who are raised in their birth families.
We provide help, support and advice to young people in care and young care leavers so that they can unleash their potential and take control of their lives. We help make the care system work better by ensuring that young people’s voices and perspectives shape policy and service provision.
We are fearless – we speak up for children in care and young care leavers and put their needs above ours We are compassionate – we care about the young people we support and we help the care system to be more like a loving parent We are determined – we work to the best of our ability to bring about change for individual young people we work with and for the care system.
We believe in the potential of children and young people who spend time in care. With the right support and people who believe in them, we believe that even the lives of the most vulnerable and traumatised children and young people can be turned around. We also believe that it is our duty to use the knowledge gained from our direct work to campaign for better policy and to champion the rights of all children in care and young care leavers.
For 2016-2019 we have three key strategic aims: 1. To improve the emotional wellbeing of young care leavers, with a particular focus on developing resilience, self-belief, social capital and aspiration. 2. To improve the educational outcomes of children in care in the UK and to narrow the gap between their educational attainment and those of their peers. 3. To identify, highlight and seek to remedy injustices in the experiences of children in care and young care leavers, with a particular focus on their legal rights and entitlements.
Latest news and stories
Love it so much I ran the Ldn10K to raise money for it. It is my #1 charity
It's having trustees like @DCSSurrey that helps make @Become1992 so influential, so happy to govern with such great colleagues https://twitter.com/DCSSurrey/status/1042061512876216320 …
So nice to be with fellow Trustee’s and staff at Become. the amazing charity for children & young people in care and leaving care, my 8th anniversary as a trustee.
"I knew it was important to tick the box on the UCAS form stating I have been in care. It was definitely a financial reason for ticking. My Personal Advisor said I should tick to ensure I didn’t get extra financial pressures on me." Read Emma's story on: https://propel.org.uk/stories/emmas-story/ … pic.twitter.com/tP4fYBGJzg