By Sean Geoghegan In the hiatus, the await for the Care Review recommendations, and in response to the negative press around the use of residential care – it seems opportune for me to post this piece about the value of children’s homes. Both as a resource and to try to level up the arguments against […]

Twitter is not a litmus test of the Care Experienced Community.

For all its many flaws, I do appreciate twitter. Largely because it helped me to ‘come out’ as a #CEP. I was intrigued when I first came across the term #CEP tagged behind the names of some extraordinary human beings. #CEP = care experienced person. And as I followed one #CEP to another I was […]

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 […]


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About Me

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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