Care system debated by young service users

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: INPUT: Youngsters in care and care leavers gathered to give their ideas about improvements to services INPUT: Youngsters in care and care leavers gathered to give their ideas about improvements to services

YOUNG people in care from across Dorset have been giving their ideas on improving the services they depend on.

They met with other youngsters in care and care leavers from across the South West, MPs, councillors and the Children’s Commissioner for England at a special event in Bristol.

The event, called Passport to Parliament, is held annually and organised by The Who Cares? Trust – a national charity which supports and campaigns for children in care and those leaving care.

The young people were able to debate the improvements they would like to see in the care system and share their own ideas for making it better.

Natasha Finlayson, chief executive of The Who Cares? Trust, chaired the panel and said: “Passport to Parliament is our flagship project to engage young people from all over the country in national political issues, and empower them to campaign for the improvements to the care system they want to see.”

For details on The Who Cares? Trust, visit whocarestrust.org.uk

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