Helping Care Experienced People to Escape the Poverty Trap

For this webinar Children in Wales worked alongside Voices from Care Cymru to share how both organisations are working together to mitigate the impact of poverty on the care experienced community. 

Both organisations gave an overview of the care experienced landscape in Wales and focussed on what their joint venture - the ‘Getting Ready Project’ - is doing to try and break this cycle.  They also shared information about their work to support and inform foster carers and other associated professionals, including training and the provision of resources and information.


Kate Aubrey, Development Officer: Care experienced young people

Kate has been a practicing social worker for over a decade, with experience in Child Disabilities Teams, Child Looked After teams and intense family support.  As part of her current role, she offers training to young people, foster carers and professionals around practical skills needed when transitioning from care. She is also responsible for developing resources to support this. 

Emma Phipps-Magill, Service Manager, Voices from Care Cymru

Emma has 27 years' experience of working with children and young people in the social care arena, and 17 years' experience of operational management of national statutory advocacy services and external funded projects on an all-Wales basis. Emma is passionate in driving forward children rights in Wales, by breaking down the barriers faced by the care experienced community to ensure aspirational thinking and success.   


"The detail of what is available for care experienced young people in terms of building independence and supporting their well being and mental health was particularly interesting"


"Really interesting session and has certainly raised my awareness of a very valuable project. The Padlets are great."