Hi I’m Marie …

I am a care leaver from Birmingham and I have just qualified as a social worker. I am currently waiting to start in my first job post in a referral and assessment team in children’s services. Marie’s full interview is coming very soon Advertisements

Introducing Rona

My name is Rona and I am  21 . My favourite thing to do is spend time with young people and I’m currently studying Youth Work at the University of Worcester. I work for the GreenFingers project, a local alternative education project for looked after children who are struggling in mainstream education. Rona’s full interview…

Ruth Harlow

Hi! I’m Ruth Harlow, 21, engaged and a mother to a wonderful 5 year old. I have recently graduated from The Liverpool Institute of Performing arts with a degree in Community Drama whilst my daughter has enjoyed her first year of primary school. I, alongside another graduate, are in the early stages of creating our…

Isabelle Turner …. Hi again …

Hi, Again! My name is Isabelle Turner, I’m currently 20 years old and boy has the past year been a challenging but exciting one! I began with going into my second year on my level 3 course, with the plan of applying for Drama school. I wanted to take on a course that would enable…

From Halifax to London

Ben Ashcroft Care Leaver , author of fifty one moves and board member of Every Child Leaving Care Matters will shortly be starting a journey from Halifax to London Ben’s journey will see him walk from Halifax  to London stopping at 14 Towns and cities on the way and talking in many of them, finishing at…

Maggie Danesfahani.

My name is Maggie Danesfahani. I am a former looked after child who now runs a social care consultancy supporting children’s homes and services to meet and exceed their Ofsted Inspection and compliance requirements. Read Maggie’s full interview

INSPIRING NEW PROJECT

SMTIM are delighted to co-produce a new project with Inspired Youth . A Care Story is a creative project that has  given care experienced young people the opportunity to shape a powerful resource aimed at children and young people in care. The project explores the impact of the care journey on well being  and mental…

I learnt to swim

We are very proud to be able to share with you Amy-Jo’s poem. Amy-Jo entered her poem ” I learnt to swim” in the National  Coram Voices 2017  Writing Competition and was invited to attend a ceremony in London hosted by actor and Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi. Click here to read ” I learnt…

Jonny Hoyle

Hello, my name is Jonny Hoyle and I am a 32 year old Care Leaver from Scarborough but I am also a Social Worker. I try to spend as much time as I can raising the profile of Looked After Children and Care Leavers and have been involved with parliamentary groups and the Social Work…

Billy Mulvaney

Billy Mulvaney -a senior manager at a secure children’s home for vulnerable young offenders, discusses his story honestly and opening. Explaining how his wife and children are the foundations of his progression into an inspiring care leaver.

A touching case that demonstrates the power of loving relationships.

Mark Riddell

Social Worker, Author and MBE recipient, Mark Riddell, shares with us his experiences of growing up in care. Originally, I am from away up in Scotland, Aberdeen the windy city. I have been in social work for what feels like a hundred years. I was born in 1968 and only entered care in 1980. My campaigning for children in…

Wayne Dignam

I’m Wayne Dignam a Care Leaver from Ireland. I founded the Care Leavers’ Network, a networking and support group for care leavers. We advocate for children in care, support children coming out of care, and train professionals in the care system. I was born in 1975 and spent most of my childhood in State Care. …