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Have your say in the future of Become

You have the chance to make a direct difference to the direction of our work here at Become. By sharing your views and perspectives as part of our strategy development process, you can inform our priorities for the next five years. Together, we can improve the lives of children in care and young care leavers.

We’re committed to ensuring the children and young people we serve are part of our strategy development process and have a chance to shape our direction and priorities. And we’ve created an opportunity specifically for care-experienced young people to share their thoughts.

If you’re over 25, we know that you hold an invaluable perspective as you’ve had time to reflect on your experience in care and how it has affected you. That’s why we’ve set up a direct channel for you to share your thoughts on a variety of key strategic topics.

Please respond by Friday, 26 October to help us identify the key issues within the care system today and the opportunities for Become to make a lasting difference to the lives of children in care and young care leavers.

I’m in care or a young care leaver

If you’re 25 or younger and have experience of the care system, please complete our 10-minute questionnaire. You may still be in care and living with a foster carer or in a children's home, or you may have recently left care – no matter what, your views matter. You don’t need to know anything about Become to do the survey.

Click here to participate in the survey.

I’m an adult with care experience

If you’re older than 25, we’d also love to get your views on the future of Become. Please have a think about the points below and email your comments to sam.turner@becomecharity.org.uk.

We’re particularly interested to hear your thoughts on:

  • Current issues in the care system – what needs to change?
  • Public perceptions of people with care experience and the care system – do you feel comfortable talking about your experiences of care with others?
  • What our priorities should be – e.g. supporting individual young people, training professionals, campaigning to make the system better, challenging public perceptions of care?

We’re looking forward to hearing from across the care-experienced community and ultimately launching our shared strategy in 2019.