ExChange: Care & Education is an online ‘Community of Practice’ resource hub that aims to provide resources that can help to improve educational experiences and outcomes for children and young people in Wales who are in or are leaving care. These articles provide regular insight into our Community of Practice by providing updates on project news and highlighting recently added materials as well as highlighting resources and further readings. User contributions are welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to contribute an article detailing your own experiences or views, please get in touch with us.
#MessagestoSocialWorkers: A film created by care-experienced young people
We worked with a group of young people in care who attend a project run by the Roots Foundation Wales and the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership – Swansea University, to create a film with care-experienced young people.
UK childhood policy “fragmented, inconsistent, uneven”
The British Academy’s Childhood Policy Programme was set up to reframe debates around childhood in both the public and policy spaces, and to break down academic, policy…
Your Life, Your Story: Unleashing the power of relationships
At Your Life Your Story we acknowledge the scientifically proven links between childhood adversity, social isolation and adult mental health and wellbeing…
“Why do I live with my carer?” (Child 4-7 years)
Currently, there is no national collection of children and young people’s views on their wellbeing. National measures tend to focus on
#Reimagining – A Social Media Campaign
#CareDay20 Leicester Cares ran a social media campaign #Reimagining asking for responses to the questions “I want a care system that…” and “I’m different because…” to highlight the issues care experienced young people face…
UK Parliament – Everyone’s voice should be heard
A group of care experienced young people took part in a UK Parliament workshop on 19 February 2020, where they found out how they can have their voice heard on the issues that matter to them most…
Care Day 2020 is coming!
Leicestershire Cares believes in world where no one is left behind and that is why we work with some of the most vulnerable but inspiring young people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire Cares supports calls for an independent care review in England
Today marks two weeks since the findings of the Independent Care Review in Scotland were published. Launched in February 2017, the Review took a ‘root and branch’ approach to reviewing the underpinning legislation, practices, culture and ethos of the care system in Scotland…
Wales Foster Care Allowances Survey 2019-20
All foster carers receive a weekly fostering allowance from their fostering service when they have a child in placement, which is designed to cover the cost of caring for a fostered child.
Chill + Cha Cha Cha!
On Wednesday 29th January, Leicestershire Cares hosted a healthy eating and Zumba workshop. We were privileged to have our workshop supported by representatives from our business member Samworth Brothers…