What do you do at Become? I work on Become’s Care Advice Line, providing information and advice by phone, email and face-to-face to children in care, care leavers and adults contacting Become on behalf of care experienced young people. I also deliver group workshops about rights and entitlements to children in care, young care leavers and professionals.
Can you say a bit about your past experience and qualifications? After studying Social Anthropology at university, I spent four years working in documentary film production. I then completed a master’s degree in Social Work, gaining experience in statutory child protection and fostering. Before joining Become, I worked for a charity that delivered drama-based projects with care leavers.
What do you like about working at Become? It’s a small charity with a big impact, supporting children in care and care leavers in the here and now, whilst also driving positive change across the wider care system.
What drives you? Empathy, compassion, fairness.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Being by the sea, being with friends and family, seeing live music and going to Zumba classes!