Become have been presented with the Your UK Parliament Community Campaigner Award by Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, for their outreach project – Passport to Parliament.
Passport to Parliament empowers looked after children and care leavers to be agents of change in their own lives, and within the care system. It aims to strengthen the participants’ confidence, connect them to decision makers and with a wider community of care-experienced young people facing similar issues. The project has empowered hundreds of young people across England, including children in care, care leavers, care-experienced prisoners, and refugees, since 2012 and is provided free to local authorities and independent care providers.
The Your UK Parliament Awards celebrate the amazing work of passionate, engaged people all over the UK who make a difference in their communities and beyond.
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Become, has also been chosen as Charity of the Year by Essex law firm BTMK. The partnership will begin from 1 April 2018 and will see BTMK hold a range of events and activities throughout the coming year to help children in care. Read the full story here.