The Care Experienced ‘diaspora’.

A diaspora is a scattered population whose origin lies in a separate geographic locale. Typically characterised by the Jewish experience or those of Scots/Irish, African or Romany heritage. That is, large scale populations that have emigrated or dispersed and have most often become forever separated from their roots. I would argue that the Care Experienced […]

Local Authority: Corporate Parent or ‘Lifelong Champion’?

Every Local Authority is obligated to act as a ‘Lifelong Champion’ towards Care Experienced people, regardless of age but how many Council’s actually do that and how many even know about it? The Statutory guidance for Local Authorities, clinical commissioning groups and NHS England (March 2015) states that: As corporate parents, those involved in providing […]

Life after care.

How the older Care Experienced Community deserve so much better. Care Experienced people have gone from a situation where many of us saw no support at all when leaving care, to the gradual introduction of services for support moving up from 16, 18 to 21 years of age. For a select group (in full time […]

The Children’s rights Movement and the Charity sector.

Sean Geoghegan 26/03/2021 “I am a firm believer in the power of shared experience & storytelling for healing, but you are kidding yourself if you think it is healing when the same organisations that are begging us to tell our stories do nothing 2 help us change the trajectory of our story” (Anonymous CEP Contributor). […]

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I’m Sean. I grew up in care and am a founder of the National Association of Young People In Care (NAYPIC). I wrote the first ‘care’ policies which contributed to the 1989 Children’s Act. I also produced the first ever ‘care’ videos in the UK. I am a TV Director & Writer in my spare time.

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