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In life there are good times and bad times. And we all have days when we need a hug. But too many children and young people grow up in foster care or residential homes where they never experience this normal part of family life because their carers worry that any warmth or natural affection they show might be unwelcome, misunderstood – or might even result in a serious allegation.


Just a reminder that June 25th to July 1st is Corporate Parenting Week. According to the Local Government Association website "Corporate Parenting Week is an opportunity to find out more about the role of a corporate parent and to share ideas and good practice across the country".
You can find out more and keep updated during the week at the LGA website where they have made relevant resources available for download including a council resource pack containing "a range of ideas and examples of activity for the week, but also beyond".


Welcome From All At ANV

by Jonny Hoyle

On behalf of the trustees and staff of A National Voice, and the 60,000 children and young people in the care system in England I would like to welcome you to our new website. A National Voice has been campaigning for positive change to the care system since 1999. We are the only organisation run by and for young people from care.


We are really pleased that our friend and mentor Pam was recognized in the Queens Birthday Honours recently. The inimitable Pam is a real asset to our charity; she is affectionately known to us as 'Super Pam' as her skills and abilities are out of this world.

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