Looked After Children: Safeguarding Welfare-Fulfilling Aspirations
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Studio, Manchester
Katharine is the Chief Executive of Become, the charity for children in care and young care leavers.
Become helps children in care and young care leavers to believe in themselves and to heal, grow and unleash their potential – to become who they want to be. We do this through direct support to young people, driving improvements in practice and campaigning for changes to the system and to attitudes. We ensure that the voices of children in care and young care leavers are listened to and their rights upheld.
Katharine has over 15 years’ experience working across policy, campaigns, public affairs and parliament and has worked in the charity sector for the last 10 years. Her focus has been on disadvantage and inequality – she has worked on issues including homelessness, unemployment, multiple disadvantage, mental health and domestic and sexual abuse. Katharine has spoken about and written extensively on disadvantage and inequality issues and has sat on and chaired government advisory groups.
Before joining Become Katharine was the inaugural Chief Executive of Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk.