How do you #definecare? A collaborative poem by care experienced people

We invited care leavers from across the country to come together virtually during the lockdown to create a collaborative poem about how they define care. Here is the result. #definecare Foster care is nothing like Tracey Beaker Social workers changing all the time Having to tell my story again and again Authors of no authority, […]

How coronavirus has impacted me as a care leaver, and advice for others

This blog was written by Casey, a 20-year-old care experienced advocate. You can follow her on Twitter, and read more from her on her website. My Twitter feed seems to be bombarded with questions such as “what can we do to help care leavers?”, “what struggles are care leavers facing?”, “who is not being heard?” – and […]

Seven years of separation in care

When you’ve been separated from a sibling, it feels like you’re missing a piece of your heart.   [Siblings Together gave us] the first birthday we’ve ever celebrated together.   Since 2010, Siblings Together have reunited over one thousand siblings. The organisation was founded by Delma Hughes, who was separated in care from her six […]

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