On 12 July we hosted an online discussion between young people and Lemn Sissay to talk about the last 30 years of the care system and what the recently published Care Review might mean for the future.
It's our 30th Anniversary year and we want to talk about where we stand today
Together with care-experienced writer and broadcaster Lemn Sissay, young care leavers Rachele and Shona, care-experienced Trustee at Become, Pip Uden, and Katharine Sacks-Jones, Chief Executive of Become we asked: in the last 30 years of the care system, what has really changed? And, importantly, what can we expect as we look to the future?
Watch the recording of our discussion below until 21 July.
"I'd like to see a system that's robust and treats people with respect and for Become to only need to bring
people together as and when it's needed."
⎯⎯ Pip Uden, care-experienced Trustee at Become
Watch the recording...
All our thanks go out to Rachele, Shona, Pip, and Lemn for sharing their experiences, expertise, and views on what needs to change.
For 30 years, we’ve stood shoulder to shoulder with children in care and young care leavers, helping them get the support they need.
We can only do this with you, our supporters, by our side.
If you’re able to, please support us now – at this critical time – to help us build the future that care-experienced young people deserve.
“We currently have a care system which is not fit for purpose and has become overwhelmed to crisis point, with more children in care than ever before. The [Care Review] provides a rare opportunity to shine a spotlight on a system which is failing too many children and young people."
⎯⎯ Katharine Sacks-Jones, Chief Executive of Become