Job description: Head of Communications at The Who Cares Trust
Areas of interest: Families and children – including relationships, Childhood trauma – including being in care or childhood abuse
Oliver Wilkinson's Recent Activity
"The Who Cares? Trust supports and campaigns for children in care and care leavers.
Children and young people in care are involved in every aspect of our work. They work with us to deliver influential projects, and help us produce all our publications, designed specifically for them.
As well as listening to children, and empowering them to campaign, we run weekly workshops – from careers advice to cookery – to help them gain the experience, skills and confidence that other children might learn from their birth parents.
These workshops help children and young people with experience of care to, for example, manage their money, write their CVs, develop their interview and employability skills, and talk about their experiences in a supportive environment.
We have had feedback from young women saying that, without this support, they would have dropped out of college, and given up on their studies.
One says: “I honestly don’t know what I’d be without The Who Cares? Trust. They brought out the best in me when no one else could see it.”
To find out more or support our work, visit thewhocarestrust.org.uk. Follow us on Twitter (@WhoCaresTrust) or find us on Facebook."
Reply To: Childhood trauma and women’s homelessness