Who We Are







The MCYPC are here to represent YOU and make life in care better for everyone like us!

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  • Here to make sure you have a voice and your views and opinions are heard
  • A group of young people all in care (or care leavers) of Medway
  • A mixture of boys and girls of all different ages
  • Just young people like you who are determined to make a BIG difference

Statement from the New Participation Apprentice | JOHN

My name is John I am YLF’s new Participation Apprentice. I have been a member of Young Lives for about 3 years and been going to the MCYPC as well. I’m excited to be a part of the team making a difference. “Making a difference”, when people read that or hear that they think of emergency services or Special Forces. Well it’s not just about saving lives it’s about changing them and that is what The Young Lives Foundation does.

My goal while being the Participation Apprentice is to represent over 300 children across Medway. There is a meeting called MCYPC (Medway Children Young People Council) to get the young people’s opinions and views across to Medway Council. This is going to be important to me personally because before I joined the MCYPC I thought that Medway council weren’t that important and didn’t do anything. But my opinion has changed – they make a difference like the new leisure passes, improving support for care leavers and organising charity football matches against social workers and the police.  

I feel like I’m going to make a difference and help young people with whatever they need help with. My journey will be exciting and challenging but I’m willing to give it my all with the help of the YLF team as well.  If you have any issues you would like to raise let me know. I’m looking forward to hear from all of you amazing people.


Statement from the Participation Apprentice | KARLEIGH

KP pic“My name is Karleigh, YLF’s  Participation Apprentice. I have been a member of the MCYPC since September 2016. I have really enjoyed meeting and getting to know you all over the past year of my apprenticeship. In my second year, I want to hear all of your views and stories and when it comes down to getting things done for the MCYPC I can promise that they will get done to my best potential and capabilities! I believe that every young person is capable of anything and I’m prepared to help you all reach your goals. I’m have thoroughly enjoyed achieving so much with you all and cannot wait for more exciting things coming up! We can make a change to those who need it and we have been an amazing team! A brighter and better MCYPC is on its way coming full steam ahead!”


Statement from the MCYPC Vice Chair | HANNAH

vice chair 2018 photo“My name is Hannah and I am the new Vice Chair of the MCYPC. I have been a member of the MCYPC for 3 years. As Vice Chair I look forward to hearing other peoples views and opinions and helping make the changes that need to be made to those that need it, as well as sharing my own views. I have enjoyed being a member of the MCYPC and meeting everyone involved. With the help of the MCYPC I have grown in confidence and I hope to do the same for others. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the MCYPC and I can’t wait to get more involved!”


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