National Care Review – online discussion

27 May 2021

a poster for the National Care Review focus group hosted by Become

In January 2021, the government launched the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, which will hear from lots of people with different personal and professional experiences – including children, adults and families with experience of care or being supported by a social worker. It will then make suggestions to government on how to improve the support which children and their families get.

As someone with experience of care, you’ve got a valuable perspective on what needs to change, and you might even have some suggestions on how to do it! So, Become have created a ‘call for evidence’ to hear about your experiences, ideas and opinions.

As part of this, there will be lots of online sessions with groups of children in care and care leavers to get their views. One of these online sessions is on Monday 7 June from 4.30pm-6pm on Zoom.

We have eight spaces available for young people from Devon. If you would like to join, we need to know names and email addresses in advance, so please let us know of your interest as soon as possible! Email participation@devon.gov.uk or DM us on Instagram or Twitter if you want to attend.

The session is primarily targeted at 16+, but you can still join if you’re younger than this. Similarly, we would ideally like all eight spaces to be filled by care-experienced young people, but professionals can also apply for places if we can’t fill all the spots.

Alternatively, if you can’t or don’t want to join the online event, you can put forward your views without attending. You can submit your ideas via the Become website – it can be in any form you like (written, drawings, video etc.) – and guidance on what to speak about is also available.

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