Children in care have lower educational outcomes. This podcast is a chance for children in care to have a voice about their experiences and how being in care has impacted their education. This is also a platform for professionals to give their opinions on what they believe needs to be done to improve the care system for these children and what barriers they face in being able to support these children.
CARE Zine - Paul John Nelson
A powerful zine that has been created by our committee member Paul upon finishing his course at The New School of the Anthropocene! He created the zine to try and communicate some of his experiences/feelings regarding care!
We are Estranged And Care Experienced Students. We think that we should have just as much support and right as anyone else to apply for, go to and graduate from further and higher education. At any age, at any degree level. The Handbook is designed to support students like us pre-entry, throughout our time in education/apprenticeships and post-graduation. Although we initially designed this handbook for students, a lot of the information in here is helpful to all care experienced, refugee and estranged people - it is a hub that may be helpful to anyone growing up, into and through adulthood with limited family support.
The Tope Project
After Tope, a 23-year-old care leaver, took his own life in 2010, the profound impact of his death led to the founding of the Tope Project in 2012.
Tope’s friends came together to support each other and then decided to reach out to other care leavers. Each year the group organise free events for care leavers on Christmas day to help reduce feelings of isolation & Loneliness through Christmas day events that enable socialising, great food lots of fun and most importantly creating new memories for those that would normally be alone and generally suffering in silence .
What works for Young People leaving care?
What Works for Young People Leaving Care? assesses the implication of the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 and explores related research in the context of history, law, practice and social and economic structures
Kinda Like Brothers Coe Booth
It was one thing when Jarrett's mom took care of foster babies who needed help. But this time it's different. This time the baby who needs help has an older brother
How the representation of care in tracy beaker impacts care experienced people Isabelle Kirkham
For her undergraduate dissertation they tackled Tracy Beaker and the real impact the show has! It was recently published in the fostering families magazine as the featured article.
Tales of the weird, the wild and the wonderful Sophie Willan
The first of its kind: a dazzling collection of short stories, jam-packed with rambunctious characters on daring adventures – written exclusively by Care Leavers for children.
My Name Is Why Lemn Sissay
This is Lemn's story; a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph. Sissay reflects on a childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness, and in doing so explores the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home.
The Brightness of Stars: Stories from Care Experienced Adults to Inspire Change Lisa Cherry
In this poignant book, Lisa Cherry brings together a collection of candid and personal reflections on the care system in the UK, offering alternative ways of thinking about the care experience, supporting better ways of working, and providing justification for a trauma-informed lens to be applied to all forms of work with those in care.
Young People and the Care Experience: Research, Policy and Practice
Julie Shaw and Nick Frost
The care system looks after the most vulnerable young people in society – those who are, for a variety of reasons, unable to live with their parents. Young People and the Care Experience examines what can be done to support young people to remain at home, and if this is not possible, how they can be supported whilst in care and on leaving care.
Care Less Lives - The story of the rights movement of young people in care
Care Less Lives tells the story of the rights movement of young people in care in England. It relates how, from 1973, young people came together to talk about their care, support each other and campaign to improve their lives in care
Down and Out: Surviving the Homelessness Crisis Daniel Lavelle
At once a powerful memoir, unflinching polemic and probing investigation into modern homelessness in the UK, by award-winning investigative journalist Daniel Lavelle
Labours of Love: The Crisis of Care Madeleine Bunting
We're facing a crisis in care likely to affect every one of us over the course of our lives. Care-work is underpaid; its values disregarded. Britain's society lauds economic growth, productivity and profit over compassion, kindness and empathy.
The Building Happier Futures employment programme - John Lewis
Our Building Happier Futures employment programme is an ongoing scheme to identify and recruit talented young people who’ve experienced care to become Partners in our business.
Quilts for care leavers
A community of volunteer sewers & quilters making unique patchwork quilts of a size to provide a hug, & to bring some comfort to young people leaving the "care" of their local authority.
The Verbatim Forumla
The Verbatim Formula is a participatory research project for care-experienced young people. It uses verbatim theatre techniques, listening and dialogue to work with young people, care leavers, social workers, and universities.
The IMO podcast
The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers.
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