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About Become 

Who we are, our mission, strategy, impact, and history.

We are Become 

For 30 years, we’ve stood shoulder to shoulder with children in care and young care leavers, helping them get the support they need.

Our mission

Our mission is to help children in care and young care leavers to believe in themselves and to heal, grow and unleash their potential. We work alongside them to make the care system the best it can be.

Our vision is that care-experienced people have the same chances as everyone else to live happy, fulfilled lives.

50% of our trustees have lived experience of the care system.

Our impact

We impact the lives of young people in care and care leavers in lots of different ways.

We provide advice and support, influence policy and practice, help guide the lives of young people in care and care leavers, enable them to achieve their education aspirations and train professionals that work with young people.

Young people shape our work, and we give them a valuable platform to speak from. 

944 children and young people helped through Become’s direct service (2021-2022)

Our history

Since 1992 when we were established as a charity (born out of Who Cares? magazine which started in 1985), we’ve been working to improve the everyday lives and future life chances of children in care and young care leavers.

Our policy work and campaigns

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