Calling all photographers: Christmas competition

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, is after your most creative Christmas images to choose one for her official 2021 Christmas card. We want pictures that capture Christmas. That’s just a theme, you can interpret that in many different ways. Whilst we know Christmas can certainly be a tricky time of year […]

An animated series portraying journeys through the foster care system

The very talented Scarlett Manley has made an animated series about her time in foster care. The videos are raw and powerful as Scarlett wants to be really open about her experiences. She feels it’s important to share her story as other people might have had similar experiences. Just a heads up, Scarlett doesn’t hold […]

A digital archive of care experienced people in fiction, on screen and in real life

Care experienced journalist Sophia Hall spoke to Rosie Canning and Dee Michell, Founders of Care Experience and Culture about their care experienced led project and why they do what they do. What is Care Experience and Culture? Care Experience & Culture is a collective and collaborative project where people with care experience from all over […]

The IMO Podcast, series 3 episode 1: Jerome’s story

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers that gives a voice to the diverse experiences that make up the care population. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get […]

Building a community of support for estranged and care experienced students

Care experienced journalist Sophia Hall spoke to Estranged and Care Experienced Students about their care experienced led project and why they do what they do. How did EaCES start, and in what format? EaCES was founded in 2016 by a care experienced and estranged student who was frustrated at the huge gap in support for […]

Producing arts and theatre work by care experienced people

Care experienced journalist Sophia Hall spoke to Isabelle Kirkham, Founder of the upcoming theatre/arts company Unredacted about her care experienced led project, and her degree. Who are you and what do you do? Hello! I’m Isabelle Kirkham, I’m a 24-year-old care leaver and I’m currently in my third year of University at the Central School […]

A community zine exploring our stories in a way which feels comfortable

Care experienced journalist Sophia Hall spoke to Lys, Founder of Care Collective about her care experienced led project and why she created the zine. Why did you start Care Collective? I started Care Collective because I wanted to find a way for us as a community to connect in a creative way, exploring our stories […]

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