The first ever summit for children and young people in care and care leavers in Wales took place on Saturday 3rd December.
Actress, Samantha Morton talks about her dream to create two sequels to her 2009 feature film The Unloved which followed the story of a young girl going into care. Morton is herself Care Experienced.
Here’s your news from across the UK:
A positive piece about becoming a foster carer.
A UK school was unsupportive of a Care Experienced young person’s dreams of attending university.
A woman who was adopted as a baby didn’t find out until she was a teenager that she had Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Now she is helping other children in care with the condition.
Another feature on the academic attainment of Care Experienced people.
A 16-year-old girl has won an award for her work supporting kids in care at the Children and Young People Now Awards.
An interview with the directors of the John Lewis advert.
The Big Issue has run a story about the monetization of Care.
More concerns raised over cost of National Care Service. https://www.scotsman.com/health/national-care-service-significant-concerns-raised
1000s of Glasgow children to receive £400 payment as part of tackling cost of living crisis.
Rise in care population driven by increase in asylum seeking children. https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/12/01/asylum-seeking-children-numbers-rise-dfe-figures/
Article on importance of advocacy and the lack of awareness of advocacy amongst the Care Experienced population https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/12/01/advocates-and-independent-visitors-made-me-feel-listened-to-and-supported-when-in-care-but-too-many-children-go-without/
Public Hearings at Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry close learning of 84 years of abuse. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2022/12/01/fostered-children-were-abused-throughout-scotland-over-84-years-inquiry-told/
Here’s your news from the rest of the world:
An interview with an American Care Experienced children’s advocate and his take on what needs to change in the US system. Trigger Warning: mentions of abuse.
An article praising President Biden for including Kinship Care in his budget.
Check back next Monday for your next weekly news update!