A founder member and Advisor to the National Association of Young People In Care – the first and only fully funded organisation run by and for young people in or ex-care. I also wrote the Report ‘Sharing Care’ – the first ever collection of national policies of people in and ex-care. See under REPORT (above). It had a major impact on the 1989 Children’s Act.
I made the very first ‘care’ videos ever – where young people in and ex care presented their views and showed their creativity.
I am currently on the ‘Experts by Experience’ panel as part of the Independent Review Children’s Social Care Care. A year long investigation designed to fundamentally transform the State’s social care of young people & families in this country.
I am also a member of RECLAIM – a CEP peer support group which seeks to reduce the over influence of Charity Advocates on care experience and children’s rights.
I am active in the local support group Islington After Care which helps older Care Experienced people with complex issues; to bring them to the attention of the Local Authority. To seek reparation for the neglect, violence, racism & sexual abuse within LBI children’s homes 1950 – 1995.