Young Care Leaver Campaigners: Young Scot Awards 2014: Community
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In telling their stories, a group of 10 young people have changed lives. As a result of what they have done, local authorities in Scotland will offer support to people in care up to the age of 21.
By speaking out, Young Care Leaver Campaigners have made it law that the care leavers that come after them should never have to rely on homeless accommodation for a roof over their heads, like they had to. Their work is Scotland’s first step towards changing the terrible outcomes that young people brought up in care face.
This year Young Care Leaver Campaigners gave evidence to Scottish Parliament committees, they launched a National anti-stigma campaign, they spoke to thousands of elected members, teachers, social work directors and Government ministers.
The group took action in their local communities and have signed up more than 3000 people in their Pledge 2 Listen Campaign. Contributions of the group were summed up by the Minister for Children and Young People in Parliament who said: “They have left an enormously positive legacy for future care leavers in Scotland.”
This video was filmed and produced by Quay Productions, Media Scotland.