#caretolisten: Rapper Ric Flo channels his thoughts and feelings about his care experience through his music

Care to listen? is a podcast series created by teens in care and care leavers, with help from Five Rivers fostering agency. Listen in to this powerful series to hear first-hand experiences of what it’s really like to live and work in the care system. Each podcast has been researched, recorded and edited by teens […]

Studying at the University of Oxford as a care leaver

Last summer I became the first care experienced person to graduate from Jesus College, the University of Oxford. In this video, I give my advice on how to navigate University as a Care Leaver. In this video Sophia talks about scholarships, accommodation, mental health, discrimination and exams. Subscribe to Sophia’s channel on YouTube   About […]

#caretolisten: Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield on her ‘superpower’ for children in the care system

Care to listen? is a podcast series created by teens in care and care leavers, with help from Five Rivers fostering agency. Listen in to this powerful series to hear first-hand experiences of what it’s really like to live and work in the care system. Each podcast has been researched, recorded and edited by teens […]

My journey from foster care to the University of Oxford

Last summer I became the first care experienced person to graduate from Jesus College, the University of Oxford. This is the story of how I went from the foster care system to one of the top universities in the world. About the author Sophia is a radio presenter, vlogger, Uni of Oxford graduate and foster […]

Quick and delicious budget recipes: Courgette lemon pancakes

Eat well for less with our regular series of quick, delicious and wallet-friendly recipes by campaigner, columnist and award-winning food writer Jack Monroe. This is much the same as my humble gramcake recipe, but a little more substantial. I often get readers asking me what they can do with a glut of courgettes, and being […]

[COMPETITION CLOSED] Share your biggest achievement for your chance to win 40 hours of driving lessons with the AA

Please note this competition is now closed. Check back soon as we’ll be running another competition shortly! Do you have a story to tell? Do you fancy sharing your experience with others, or having your work published online? Are you over 16? If so, submit your story to our first Write Speak Share competition for […]

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