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More than a statistic

What is it? More than a statistic

When is it? Wednesday 28th July from 2pm – 2:30pm

Where is it? On Youtube. Book via Eventbrite

How is it? Pretty good, thanks for asking!

Headlines about young people with lived experience of care focus on the negatives. We’re told they’re trouble-makers, don’t do well at school, live their lives on benefits and getting mixed up in crime. Does that truly reflect young people’s experiences? Or, does each young person, with support, have the power to set their own path? A trio of young people from VOYPIC, the charity for children and young people with lived experience of care in Northern Ireland, discuss their experiences of care, and where their path is leading, hearing from care experienced adults about the routes they have taken. They are determined to be more than a statistic.

About the speakers

About Martha

Hi, My name is Martha and I am 24 years old. I am a Young Leader in Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC). I was in kinship Care from 2003 to 2015 and then I moved into Supported living. I am currently studying my BSc Degree in Social Work in University. So far I have achieved 7 GCSEs (A-C), a Double Award A Level in Health and Social Care, a HNC in Health and Social Care and a HNC in Social and community Work.

About Matthew

Hi,My name is Matthew, I’m 20 years old. I’ve been in kinship care for over 10 plus years, and I’ve been a young leader for VOYPIC for three years and involved in VOYPIC for 8 years. I went on to achieve so much from education with 6 GCSEs and I also have qualifications and Game development, Web design, Photography and Animal Care.

About Naomi

Hi, My name is Naomi and I’m 17. I’ve been living with my foster family for about 12 years and I’m being involved with VOYPIC for about six years and have been a young leader for 2 years. I’m currently in school, completing my A levels.

Organisation

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Date:
July 28
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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