Filtered by category: Children in care

Chance to Stay – the highs and the lows, and funny bits in between

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Thursday 27 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Participation, Children in care
chance to stay

The young people who led Chance to Stay – Cyfle I Aros have been talking about their memories of the campaign: the highs and the lows and the laughs.

Read more

Success! Together we have changed the law in Wales so that young people in foster care have the Chance to Stay

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 19 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care, Participation
590x330

“A big thank you to everyone who took part in such an amazing campaign. We should all be proud.....WEVE DONE IT!" That’s the message one of our young campaigners sent last night, after Assembly Members in Wales voted unanimously to strengthen the law to give young people in foster care the chance to stay until they are 21.

Read more

Delivering your messages direct

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Friday 14 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care
sam_2973-590

Today we delivered all your messages about why a Chance to Stay matters so much to Gwenda Thomas AM.

Read more

Dear Assembly Members

Posted by James Blair /

Wednesday 12 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

Who's running our campaign to let young people have the Chance to Stay with their foster families? Young people of course. They've driven the campaign from the start. Ahead of a vote to strengthen the rules on giving a Chance to Stay and to make more money available, the young people have written to all Assembly Members. They want to make sure AMs understand how important this is to fostered young people and, well read for yourself...

Read more

Why do you think young people should have the best start in life?

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Thursday 27 February 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

I’m still revelling in the fantastic news that Members of the National Assembly for Wales voted to give young people in foster care the chance to stay until they are 21. It’s a huge step forward but as I said before, there’s more to do. I’m asking you to send me just one sentence explaining why you think it's important young people have a Chance to Stay.

Read more

"...then we’ll know we’ve really made a difference"

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 19 February 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

Last week Assembly Members in Wales agreed with our campaign and voted to give fostered young people a Chance to Stay. Here's one young person's account of the day and how it's given her a boost.

Read more

A success - but we'll still need your help

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 12 February 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

Yesterday, Assembly Members had the opportunity we've been waiting for. They voted on whether young people in Wales should be able stay with their foster carers until they are 21 - and they decided they should.

Read more

You made Assembly Members say this

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Thursday 06 February 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care, Participation

This Tuesday, Assembly Members finally had the opportunity to give fostered young people in Wales a chance to stay. It was the first debate on what the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill should say and supporters like you got a mention.

Read more

Extending foster care: why does it matter?

Posted by Emma Scowcroft /

Wednesday 05 February 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

We have long believed that the age of leaving care should be raised to 21 for ALL young people whether they’re in foster

Read more

A Letter to Gwenda

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Thursday 30 January 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

I want to share this letter with you. It's from a fostered young person to Gwenda Thomas AM, Deputy Minister for Social Services in Wales.

Read more

Join the conversation.

Find out how you can become a campaigner, stay up to date with our latest tweets and join in the discussion on our blog.