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“The Looked After Kid” writes powerful story shaped by young people

Famous for his books “The looked after kid” and “We all shine on” former NME Journalist and author Paolo Hewitt is a fantastic writer who has written powerful books about his life in care. This year Paolo has been working with Inspired Youth in coproduction with Show Me That I Matter (SMTIM) on a new project that uses… Read more »

07-06-2017

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Youth powered ‘Aspire To More’ campaign wins National Award

A youth-powered project created to raise the aspirations of care experienced young people has been recognised with a National Award. The Aspire To More campaign won ‘Most Inspirational Youth Campaign’ at the National Kids Count UK Awards. Members of the council, known as Show Me That I Matter (SMTIM) joined Inspired Youth to attend an awards ceremony on 21 November at… Read more »

13-12-2016

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Aspire project scoops National Award

Young people behind the Aspire To More project were honoured with recognition for their inspiring work at an amazing event hosted by the National Care Leavers Benchmark Forum, at Chelsea Football Club. Young people involved in the project joined care experienced young people from local authorities from across the county, sharing their poster campaign and… Read more »

31-10-2016

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Youth led edge-of-care film in production

Over the last 2 days we have been working with ‪#‎SleepOnIt‬ which is an innovative early intervention service in ‪#‎Calderdale‬ working with children on the ‪#‎edgeofcare‬ The young people were making a film about the service and shaped every aspect of the production! They gave great performances and the local policeman even got involved in… Read more »

09-08-2016

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The day we met Paolo Hewitt

Paolo Hewitt came to York this week to meet young people for a very different kind of interview – one composed by a group of looked after children in the city. The questions were devised by Show Me That I Matter, a group of looked after young people who advocate for issues effecting all children in care in York. The… Read more »

07-04-2016

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A foster carer recruitment campaign driven by experiences

Inspired Youth have partnered up with Foster Focus to create a brand new Foster Carer recruitment campaign for Kirklees Council. The campaign has been in development and is being shaped through consultations with professionals and foster carers to draw on real life experience to create key messages. Today we met with foster carers from Leeds and… Read more »

08-12-2015