Last month we launched two competitions for Virtual Schools and children in care! Read on to find out how to enter.
It’s National Care Leavers' Week, a week focusing on the needs of care leavers, seeking to raise public awareness about the lack of support for those leaving care.
Applying to university is a daunting process. But a recent article in the Telegraph suggested that it’s not only students who are intimidated by top universities: teachers are apprehensive too. Research published by the Sutton Trust reveals that 40% of state secondary teachers rarely or never advise their brightest students to apply to either Cambridge or Oxford. However, teachers play a key role in raising students’ aspirations.
Last month, BBC Three launched a new programme. ‘Kicked Out: From Care to Chaos’ follows care leaver Rebecca Southworth as she revisits her history in social care and asks why so many Children in Care are insufficiently equipped to deal with adult life. The programme is a shocking watch, to say the least. But it also raises questions about what we can do to support care leavers on the road to independence.
We've teamed up with national charity Coram Voice to create an interactive anthology of writing by children in care. The app, Creative Voices, was officially launched at Coram Voice’s Voices 17 awards ceremony on Monday 10 April, held at the Foundling Museum in London and hosted by Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi.