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Reflections on BASCPAN and the Welsh Neglect Project

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Friday 17 April 2015 / Safeguarding, Child neglect
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This week I travelled to Edinburgh from Cardiff to attend the UK’s biggest safeguarding conference held by BASPCAN.

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My day at the House of Lords

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Wednesday 12 November 2014 / Chance to stay, Participation, Children in care
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Chelsea won a Stephenson Award because of her passion and commitment to the Chance to Stay – Cyfle i Aros campaign.

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Too much, too young: our findings

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Wednesday 22 October 2014 / Care leavers, Chance to stay, Children in care, Youth Homelessness
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Our report - Too much, too young Helping the most vulnerable young people to build stable homes after leaving care – shows that something is going very wrong for the most vulnerable young people who have been in care.

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Aaron's reflections on our Too much Too Young launch

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Aaron is a care leaver from South Wales who has been involved in Too much, Too Young. He came to our event at the Senedd on Tuesday, and here are his thoughts.

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Young people in Wales help shape new law

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Friday 25 July 2014 / Early intervention, Financial education
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Young people in Wales helped shape a new law which has just been proposed in the National Assembly for Wales. If it becomes a law, the Financial Education and Inclusion (Wales) Bill would make sure that young people who leave care have the skills they need to understand and manage their money when they live independently.

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"No one was listening to me"

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Monday 23 June 2014 / Early intervention, Inequality

“I felt like one of those statistics you hear about on the news. No one was listening to me” This was a comment by one of the young people we work with who spoke to Assembly Members a few weeks ago about their experience of mental health services in Wales. This young person explained that before getting the help she needed, she was scared and had no one to talk to.

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Chance to Stay – the highs and the lows, and funny bits in between

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Thursday 27 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Participation, Children in care
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The young people who led Chance to Stay – Cyfle I Aros have been talking about their memories of the campaign: the highs and the lows and the laughs.

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Success! Together we have changed the law in Wales so that young people in foster care have the Chance to Stay

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Wednesday 19 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care, Participation
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“A big thank you to everyone who took part in such an amazing campaign. We should all be proud.....WEVE DONE IT!" That’s the message one of our young campaigners sent last night, after Assembly Members in Wales voted unanimously to strengthen the law to give young people in foster care the chance to stay until they are 21.

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Delivering your messages direct

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Friday 14 March 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care
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Today we delivered all your messages about why a Chance to Stay matters so much to Gwenda Thomas AM.

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Why do you think young people should have the best start in life?

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Thursday 27 February 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

I’m still revelling in the fantastic news that Members of the National Assembly for Wales voted to give young people in foster care the chance to stay until they are 21. It’s a huge step forward but as I said before, there’s more to do. I’m asking you to send me just one sentence explaining why you think it's important young people have a Chance to Stay.

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