For 25 years we have been the leading charity for children in care and young care leavers in England. Find out more here.
Become and Become Junior magazines We are extremely proud of Become and Become Junior (previously Who Cares? and Who Cares Junior). Our magazines for children and young people in care are fun, hard-hitting, ambitious, and essential. Order Now

For over 25 years they have been at the forefront of the fightback against the isolation, prejudice and perceived lack of aspiration that our readers experience. They continue to provide much-needed inspiration, entertainment and information about our readers’ rights and entitlements.

Meeting corporate parenting duties is a hard ask – budgets are tight, and some workers have little time to do more than firefight, so money spent on the education, health and care of looked-after children is vital. That’s where Become magazine comes in.

Written for secondary school aged readers, Become Magazine is an inspirational, informative and funny magazine that will show your young person they’re not alone. It will help you to help them – whether you’re the corporate parent, a key worker, a teacher or a virtual school head.

We write it to grow our readers’ understanding about the care system they’re in, their rights and entitlements and the opportunities available to them. We help them handle the pressures of teenage life, build their confidence and self-worth, find more useful info and support, and make them laugh! We interview inspiring care leavers, feature reader poems, provide free legal advice, and cover the big subjects – from mental health to sexual consent, and from loneliness to preparing for independent living – with compassion. All that in an age-appropriate, accessible way.

The topics we cover matter to young people and meet the legal duties of local authorities. There are just a few examples below:

  • Statutory duty to promote education – The Back to School issue had information on designated teachers, PEPs and SENCOs mixed into an interview with the cast of Waterloo Road.
  • Statutory duty to promote health and wellbeing – The Food Issue contained tips for healthy eating in independent living and an interview with Lorraine Pascale.
  • Young people’s involvement in reviews – The Back to School issue also covered the role of advocates and IROs and rights for looked-after children.

To order please contact Dominic Stevenson on 020 7251 3117 or email magazine@becomecharity.org.uk.

Pricing

£11.20 for a 1 year subscription to Become Junior.

£17.50 for a 1 year subscription to Become Magazine.

Discounts available for orders of 20+ copies.