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
Want to take control of your life? Ever think that you deserve more? If you’re 16-25 and care-experienced you can enrol onto our FREE life coaching programme today! http://www.becomecharity.org.uk/for-young-people/the-become-coaching-programme/ …
Our advice officer Debs is at the young offenders institute at HM Prison Isis in @Royal_Greenwich today talking with care-experienced young people about their rights and entitlements. #charity #BecomeInformed pic.twitter.com/8DIF9UBDX4
'The case for additional funding is now being made so loudly and clearly by so many, it is hard to dismiss it.' Stuart Gallimore #ADCS President once again calling for children's services to be properly funded https://bit.ly/2vUSZaK
Feel unsafe in your semi-independent or independent placement? Give our free #CareAdviceLine a call today and we’ll advise you on the best way to improve your living situation. 0800 023 2033