The Apprentice is Hired!

DSC_1294YLF is delighted to welcome Paddy, the apprentice! Paddy joined YLF this week, here is what he has to say...

"Hello everyone my name is Paddy, I am the Children Care Council (CiCC) Apprentice. I started my apprenticeship on Tuesday 4th November which does mean, yes, I’ve only been here a few days!

In my job role I aim to be as successful as I can. I hope that I can bring lots more ideas into the CiCC and YLF.

I also hope that I can expand the number of people that come to the CiCC meetings and to the Challengers group. These things are my first personal goals because as being in care myself I think it is very important that every child in care gets the chance to meet new people or people like themselves where there is no stigma.

DSC_1307Another part of my role is to keep in communication with all social workers, professionals and young people. Soon I will have my own blog/twitter where I will be telling what I have been up to and what some of my targets are. I hope that lots of you will have a look at my blog and the Big Difference pages. When all of this has been set up I will send you all the links so that you can look at it whenever you want to.

Being a child in care and now an apprentice at YLF I have a duty to make sure that every young person voice is heard."

YLF's CEO, Stephen Gray says, "YLF are really pleased to have Paddy on board. He will be a great asset to the team. We feel it is important not only to give the young people we support a chance to learn with us through the apprenticeship programme, but also for YLF to have young people informing our practice."