What do you do at Become? I work with care-experienced young people to improve the care system. This includes conducting research, meeting with politicians and civil servants, and facilitating our participation and voice work to make sure that care-experienced voices are at the heart of our calls for change. I also organise the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, which meets regularly in Parliament to bring together children and young people, professionals, and decision makers.
Can you say a bit about your past experience and qualifications? I've worked in the charity sector since 2011 and in the children's sector since 2015. Before that I studied philosophy and politics at university and was a student campaigner and activist.
What do you like about working at Become? It is such a pleasure to get to meet so many fantastic children and young people and listen to their stories and ideas, especially when I get to share that with people in power.
What drives you? Tackling inequality and injustice so that everyone gets the support they need to live a good life.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? I like all things geeky and can often be found at a sci-fi convention or playing Dungeons & Dragons. Otherwise I’m usually hanging out at home with my wife and our cats.