Mark is a care-experienced campaigner, author, social worker, and National Implementation Advisor for Care Leavers within the Department for Education. Due to his amazing work supporting and campaigning for the care-experienced community, in 2017 Mark was awarded an MBE for his outstanding contribution to children in care and care leavers. Alongside this huge achievement, he has also written about his experiences of life before, during, and after leaving care in his autobiography, The Cornflake Kid.
What is Link-Up?
We host weekly online ‘Link-Ups’ for care-experienced young people aged 18+. Our Link-Ups are a virtual hang-out space where young people can come together to chat, develop a sense of community, and have fun together.
We often host Link-Up ‘specials’ which include our Speakers’ Corner with lots of brilliant guest speakers, a Pancake Day special, ‘Elf Yourself’ Christmas games, and much more.Link-Up is always free to join, and you can sign up below.