YOUNG people in care from across Dorset have been giving their ideas improving the services they depend on.

They met with other youngsters in care and care leavers from across the South West, MPs, councillors and the Children’s Commissioner for England at a special event in Bristol.

The event, called Passport to Parliament, is held annually and organised by The Who Cares? Trust – a national charity which supports and campaigns for children in care and those leaving care.

The young people were able to debate the improvements they’d like to see in the care system and share their own ideas for making it better.

Natasha Finlayson, chief executive of The Who Cares? Trust, chaired the panel.

She said: “Passport to Parliament is our flagship project to engage young people from all over the country in national political issues, and empower them to campaign for the improvements to the care system they want to see.”

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