A National Voice launches online community

A National Voice, the ‘National Children in Care Council’ will launch an online community through social media on Wednesday 8 March 2020, for care experienced children and young people.

Having joined Coram Voice in 2017, A National Voice aims to improve the care system through the voices of care experienced young people, supporting them to push for change at local and national level. During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that young care experienced voices are heard and we continue to interact. We have therefore decided to relaunch A National Voice virtually on @CoramVoice, and we are looking forward to holding discussions.

As part of the campaign we will hold regular live twitter conversations under the #ANationalVoice hashtag with both young people and the professionals that work with them.

We will be talking about the things that are important to you and encouraging debate around people’s experiences with the care system, changes they would like to see and ways Coram Voice can better support them. We will also be providing links to useful resources and sharing events, activities and opportunities happening with children in care and care leavers at a local and national level.

Future plans include using the platform to let young people know about events and activities we are holding, including an ‘art club’ for children in care and care leavers to submit their art. This will have a weekly theme and be showcased each week on Instagram. There will also be a number of virtual events for young people to link with others in a safe, online space carefully led and moderated by our participation team.

We also want to know what you want to talk about, so let us know what you are interested in and conversations you want to have.

If you are or know any children in care or care leavers who want to get involved in conversations around what’s important to them, head over to Twitter to find out when our next A National Voice conversation will be taking place.