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Urgent action: call your Assembly Member to give fostered young people a chance to stay

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Friday 24 January 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care
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Assembly Members in Wales will vote on whether young people in foster care should have the right to stay until 21. We need your help to make sure every Assembly Members knows why giving young people a chance to stay is so important. Can you call your Assembly Members to tell them?

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Campaign training - always better with cake

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Monday 20 January 2014 / Chance to stay, Participation, Children in care
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This Saturday young people who are members of our Chance to Stay – Cyfle i Aros campaign came together in Swansea for a day of campaign planning and training. There was cake, campaigning and even a Commissioner.

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Paul Goggins MP – a politician from a different mould

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Wednesday 08 January 2014 / Children in care

Paul Goggins MP passed away today. Matt Downie reflects on his life as a campaigner for vulnerable children.

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Lobbying: “It’s just like two people chatting”

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Wednesday 08 January 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care
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Guest blogger, Kim Warren, is a young person from Wales who's campaigning to give young people a Chance to Stay in foster care until they’re 21. Here’s what happened when she went to talk to her Assembly Member for Wales to try and get him on-board.

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Scotland have raised the stakes on care leaving

Posted by Kay Steven /

Tuesday 07 January 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

Yesterday’s announcement by the Scottish Government was a ground breaking one. They announced that from April 2015, young people in care will have a right to stay until the age of 21. Scotland have trumped England, and the rest of the UK, by extending support for young people in all forms of care – not just foster care – which is why it’s ground breaking.

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New Year, new resolutions – same old problems

Most New Year’s resolutions are bound to be forgotten by the second week of January. Here are five urgent wishes that for some of the children and young people we work with, will go some way to making their lives better.

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The real lives behind our Chance to Stay - Cyfle i Aros campaign

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Thursday 12 December 2013 / Chance to stay, Children in care
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Last week we launched our new campaign to ask the Welsh Government to make sure young people in foster care can stay until they are at least 21. Here are some of the stories of young people, care leavers and foster carers, and why this seemingly simple change matters so much to them.

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Why do we force children to leave foster care when they're so young?

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 04 December 2013 / Chance to stay, Children in care
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Children and young people enter the care system for many reasons, but most will have experienced great distress and upheaval in their childhood. For these reasons young people in care will be less equipped to deal with independence than their peers. That's why today we've launched our Chance to Stay campaign.

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