This October, our 30th-anniversary event at the Foundling Museum brought together supporters, young people, collaborators & staff to reflect on 30 years of care – and look to the future of the care system and our role in changing it. Huge thanks to everyone who joined us.
The room was full of thoughtful, passionate & ambitious discussions on how the care system can be reformed so that every child receives the stability, support, and love they deserve. We are extremely committed to redoubling our efforts to make it happen.
Our trustee Pip Uden, who is a care-experienced young person, said:
“In 30 years’ time, I expect the changes Become has advocated for to be policy. I expect Become to continue to help us to thrive but not in spite of a failing care system. I expect the government to listen to us in the way that Become does.”
We also hosted an exhibition, with highlights from our history as the Who Cares? Trust charity and magazine, as well as our present-day services and projects. Young Representatives shared their stories of Become with supporters past & present, and vice versa.
We also created a special edition 30th anniversary magazine, which provided an overview of the exhibition and included original poetry from some of the young people we work alongside. If you would like to receive a copy of this magazine, please contact [email protected]
Thank you to everyone in our community, from those who were there at the beginning when one determined social worker set up the Who Cares? Trust magazine and charity from her kitchen table, to all the care-experienced young people and supporters who campaign with us for change today. We wouldn’t be here without you.
If you can, please support us now so we can redouble our efforts 💜