Become has a respected track record of producing resources which support young people in care and the adults in their lives.
Policy and lobbying
Delivering a meaningful review of the care system (2020)
Become and 26 other charities and groups who support care-experienced children and young people across England, submitted an open letter to the Secretary of State, Gavin Williamson MP, urging the government to move forward with a commitment to carry out a ‘bold and broad’ independent review of the care system.
Policy responses, Reports
Submission to the Department for Education’s ‘Children’s home workforce: call for evidence’ (2019)
Given Become’s role, we responded to the questions most relevant to children in care, drawing on what young people with experience of residential care tell us about their experiences to argue for changes which will make a difference to the quality of care they receive.
Policy responses, Reports
Submission to the Education Committee inquiry into the children’s social care workforce (2019)
Our response to the Education Committee inquiry into the children’s social care workforce is significantly informed by what we hear from young people in care through our direct support work, research and listening activity. We also made comment, where appropriate, on wider inquiry questions relating to the capacity of the social care workforce.
Response to Ofsted Education Inspection Framework Consultation (2019)
School is a key part of all children’s lives. For looked after children, school may be one of the few places they find safety, support and stability, but it might also be an environment in which they experience additional vulnerability.
Become Response to OfS Consultation (2018)
Become responded to the questions most relevant to our work with young care leavers and their journeys to, through and beyond higher education. Our responses are informed by recent research and draw on both what young people tell us about their experiences and what we hear from colleagues working in higher education institutions who have a responsibility for supporting care leavers.
Response to 'Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health Provision (2018)
The Department of Health and Department for Education jointly published a green paper looking at children and young people’s mental health. Become responded to the questions most relevant to children in care and care leavers, drawing on what young people tell us about their experiences and what the latest research says.
Consultation response to the Fostering Stocktake (2017)
Our submission is based on evidence from our research and our work supporting children in care and young care leavers, as well as evidence from meetings of the APPG for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, for which we are the secretariat.
Perceptions of Care (2017)
Perceptions of Care is a report produced in 2016/17 by Become and Voices from Care as part of the 5 Nations 1 Voice project, funded by the Big Lottery. It explores how children in care and young care leavers think other people, including teachers and social workers think about care.
Staying Put in Residential Care (2014)
Become (then The Who Cares? Trust), Action for Children, Barnardo’s, the National Children’s Bureau, residential provider the Together Trust and the Centre for Child and Family Research at Loughborough University collaborated in 2014 on a project exploring the support that should be provided to young people who leave care from a children's home.