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I am part of the Five Rivers Youth Council

I said I would like to take part in the Five Rivers National Youth Council but I live down in Cornwall. Five Rivers helped me travel to the National Youth Council where I spent the weekend with other young people in care like me. We came up with ideas for projects and we made a film so the Board could hear what we had to say. I’m pleased to say that the board agreed to do several of the things we asked for.

Girl, aged 14, a Five Rivers fostered child in the West Country

What’s changed
A young person feels more empowered as part of a team of influential young people who have taken part in decision-making and democracy. She has met new friends and feels more connected to others like her.

This was a ‘Make a Difference’ production by Five Rivers’ Participation Service 

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