On Wednesday, two of Medway’s Children in Care Council reps Daniel and Dylan, headed to London to take part in the Listen Up event hosted by The Who Cares Trust.
Upon arrival at “The Hub” in London’s West End we had some free time to peruse the various stalls. Some people had travelled from as far as Wales and Manchester in order to showcase their organisation and the difference they make to the lives of children in care. We had the opportunity to listen to speeches from a young person who had recently left care, Edward Timpson, M.P and Dr Maggie Atkinson, Children’s Commissioner for England.
“I found the speeches really inspirational especially the girl who had recently left care, it has made me more determined to help improve the care system for other children like me.” Dan
“I was so nervous when I chatted to Edward Timpson… I’ve seen him on TV talking about children’s rights, he was actually really cool” Dylan
The event was such a good experience. It’s not often that you get to meet so many people in one place that all share the same goal – to make things better for children and young people in care.