Nearly 400 children in care and care leavers took part in the Bright Spots programme in Hull in 2021-22. The survey findings focused attention on how children and young people themselves felt they were doing and what was important to them. Inspired by what everyone had said, Hull’s children in care council made a film – Dream On.


There is commitment to show the film at meetings & use in training. The corporate induction e-learning package for all new council employees has been refreshed so that all new starters will watch Dream On to help them understand what being a corporate parent means.

The film has been very successful. Dream On has gone on to reach people across the UK who are involved in the care system, it has moved people, raised awareness and refocused attention on delivering change.

It won the A National Voice (ANV) ‘Voice Award’. Watch their nomination film below:

The film was also part of Hull’s winning entry in the UK Social Worker Awards for digital transformation.