Headlines about young people with lived experience of care focus on the negatives. We’re told they’re trouble-makers, don’t do well at school, live their lives on benefits and get mixed up in crime.

Does that truly reflect young people’s experiences?
Or does each young person, with support, have the power to set their own path?

A trio of young members of Voice Of Young People In Care (VOYPIC), the charity for children and young people with lived experience of care in Northern Ireland, discuss their experiences of care and where their path is leading. Hearing from care-experienced adults about the routes they have taken to inspire others, they are determined to be more than a statistic. Hear about the inspiring work Dr Bronagh McKee has done in educating the educators, plus the impact of the Act for Change funded project, My VOYPIC.

This podcast was originally published as part of the Act For Change Together Festival in July 2021. This online festival was the culmination of the Act For Change Together project, uniting 32 youth activism organisations from across the UK. The project was funded by the Act For Change Fund and the festival was co-produced by The Arts Development Company.

Read more about the project here.
Find the other podcast episodes here.