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Our impact 

Our 2022/23 Impact Report 

2022/23 was a year of taking stock while pushing forward, as our 30th anniversary coincided with the long-awaited Independent Review of Children’s Social Care and a pivotal opportunity to improve the care system.

Against this backdrop, we launched a new research design group, amplified hundreds of young people, trained more professionals than ever before, and reached young people who may have never engaged with a care charity before in new settings such as HMP Pentonville.

I am feeling much better than before, these sessions are so uplifting. The space you create allows me to reflect on things, see them more positive. Things are a lot better than I think. I see myself in a different light.

⎯⎯ A young person after receiving coaching from Become

We said we’d grow our participation network of young people…

We more than doubled our Become the Movement network numbers.

We said we’d introduce a new impact measurement framework…

We brought in experts and will be launching in 2023/24.

And we said we’d continue our digital transformation to make our services more accessible to young people…

An online chat function will be available on our website soon!

We amplified young people through national media, meetings with decision-makers in Parliament, our Care Day #KnowAboutCare theme, and our various creative coproduction projects such as Future of Care and Sky’s the Limit.

We identified 13 of our recommendations in the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, and eight policy proposals the Government has fully agreed to take forward, as well as eight the Government has partially agreed to take forward in their subsequent plans, ‘Stable homes, built on love’.

We trained 542 professionals over 40 learning sessions, indirectly supporting even more care-experienced children and young people.

We will launch a new campaign to improve stability for children in care.

We will connect with more supporters, including companies looking to support care-experienced children and young people.

Our 2021/22 Impact Report 

This year, as we emerged from the pandemic, Become has continued to grow, building on its strong foundations, new ways of working, and the lessons of the last few years to reach more children and young people and increase our impact. The context of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care meant our work to ensure young people’s voices are listened to and to work with them to campaign for change was more vital than ever.

Ty's story

Ty’s story and experience with Become:

You’re always welcome to come to Become. It’s a great place to hang out. Don’t go through what you’re going through alone.

⎯⎯ Ty

Zara's story

Zara’s story and experience with Become:

If you’re a young person right now who’s maybe not feeling the greatest or just wants to make some new friends – I’d highly recommend getting in touch with Become.

⎯⎯ Zara

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