Supported by the Great London Authority’s Peer Outreach Team TVF invited stakeholders in the care sector to a full day seminar that they constructed with young people from CLICK Wandsworth, to collaboratively share findings, listen, reflect, and plan action in an event at the Mayor of London, on the 19th February 2020.
The event involved content devised from a series of arts-based workshops facilitated by TVF practitioners, artist Raphael Blake and activist and theatre maker Tommy Ross-Williams. This was an audio-visual exhibition of photography, poems and audios created by the young people, “Can You See Me?”. The young people led the afternoon of the event, taking the audience through ‘The CLICK Experience’.
In total there were around 100 participants, including social workers, government representatives, academics, NGO leaders and care-leavers. The project challenged the stigmatising and negative narratives that surround young people who have experienced care, showing their individual talents and potential.