Thirty young people in care made their views known at a top-level meeting at County Hall this week.
Organised by members of Lancashire’s children in care council, who invited representatives from other parts of the north west, the Barnado’s supported event was commissioned by the county council to give looked-after children and care leavers the chance to talk about their experiences of care services in the county.
Craig Whittaker MP, chair of the all-party parliamentary group for looked-after children and care leavers said: “I found this experience invaluable.
“I’m grateful to the young people for organising the meeting and for being so generous with the insight gained from their experiences.
“With the help of young people, we can hopefully make a difference to those currently in care and those coming up in care.”