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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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You made Assembly Members say this

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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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