The ANV AMPLIFY awards aim to champion and recognise the work of children in care councils and care leaver forums. They were held in October 2022 (Amplify – Coram Voice) – Hillingdon were nominated for the ‘Voice award’.


Walking in Our Shoes is a young person-led training session – care experienced individuals described the aim as to “teach professionals to understand what it’s like to be a young person in care. There are a range of activities that means that everyone has to get up, move around and participate.” Young people have also created an animation as part of the training.


In the last two years young people have trained 185 multi-agency professionals. Feedback from both professionals & young people has been very positive: “Very fun and engaging with serious and important insights delivered by wonderful young people.”