Bio: Hi! I grew up in the Scottish Care System for 17 years of my life and for the last 3-4 years with support and involvement with Who Cares? Scotland, I have used my experiences to influence the shape of services for young people in and leaving care . I have started this blog after a very successful year of campaigning with my fellow care leavers and colleagues at the charity I work for. We as a collective successfully campaigned for the age of leaving care to be raised from 18 to 21 with stronger Aftercare support to 26. We care leaver campaigners have been recognised in Scottish Parliament and named as our voices were vital to the shaping of the Children & Young People Scotland Act 2014. I am currently in full time higher education, now going into my 3rd year at the University of Stirling studying History & Politics and I am really loving my course and the university. I also sit on the National Union of Students (Scotland) Student Executive committee, which means supporting the full time officers with their campaigns and representing the voice of students on a national level. "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" -Maya Angelou

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Graham Connelly
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 22:04:26

    That’s a great start Ashley. I’ll be a regular visitor.


  2. Derek
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 16:23:24

    Good layout – like the background colour. I would make this your home page and make new tabs for your entries – such as your Blog posting – your campaign groups – artwork – and whatever


  3. Derek
    Jun 16, 2014 @ 18:27:21

    have a look at what I did for Cathie [listed on FB] Most work is done within the Dashboard


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