Jayne Yerou, commercial insurance lead at the Department for Education explains her experience of being an Independent Visitor. As a naturally warm and supportive person, she has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the young person she visits, and they have …
Maria and Robert have been foster carers since 2010 and have fostered over 50 children and young people to date. In this blog, Maria shares their journey to becoming foster carers and how they support children and young people.
As a job coach, Kate James shares advice for helping young people with SEND to gain and sustain suitable paid employment.
Natalie qualified as a social worker in April 2021 and shares her experience of the Step Up to Social Work alongside advice for others looking to join the programme or current undergraduates.
Isaac graduated from the Step Up to Social Work programme this year and shares his journey throughout the training programme.
Natalie Byron, team manager for the City of Birmingham School’s Alternative Provision Specialist Taskforce (APST), explains her team's role in re-engaging children in their education and protecting those who are at risk of serious violence and exploitation.
Nandi Caine, chair of Lincolnshire Young Voices (LYV), discusses her role in supporting a pan-disability group of children and young people to improve service delivery for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Chloe Agnew is currently on the Civil Service Care Leaver Internship Scheme and tells us about her experience on the programme and growing up with her Gran as her kinship carer.
Anne-Marie Connelly, is a member of the National Implementation Board, which brings together strategic leaders and people with lived experience of the care system to advise on the government's reform strategy for children’s social care. Here, she tells us about how important it is for children and young people's voice to be heard to help shape reforms.
I am writing to personally thank you for your continued commitment to the vital work you do every day to support the most vulnerable children and families. I am grateful for your unwavering resolve to transform lives in what continues …
Mark Riddell MBE is the National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers at the Department for Education. He speaks about his experience of care and how one person can change the life of a care experienced person.