Looking for help and advice? Contact our friendly Care Advice Line. Freephone 0800 023 2033 or for more info. Find out more

Improving The Care System

We work alongside young people with experience of care to identify problems and find solutions to improve the care system.

We support young people to share their expertise with decision makers in government, parliament and the wider care system to create change, and help to create better policymaking by sharing insights from our participation and services work with young people. We explore emerging issues in the care system through our research work and campaign alongside care-experienced young people to boost understanding and create change where it’s needed most.

Find out more about our recent policy and campaigns work, check out our reports and responses, learn more about the APPG for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, or see how to get involved.

What we do to improve the care system

Policy and Campaigns

We work alongside young people with experience of care to identify problems and find solutions to improve the care system, campaigning on the changes we want to see.

APPG

We act as the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children and Care Leavers (APPG) and have done so since helping to establish the group in 1998.

Reports & Responses

We produce new research reports, briefings on key policy issues, consultation responses and other resources to help shape policy and make it the best it can be for children in care and care leavers.

Care Day

Care Day is the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience. We have been leading these celebrations in England since the very first Care Day in 2016.

How to get involved

Our work to improve the care system is supported by care-experienced young people who work alongside us to create change.