Meet the Team

We are the young people from across England and Scotland that make up Care Leavers National Movement. We are strong individually but even stronger as a collective group of young people changing the narrative for children in care and leaving care, from what is often a negative one to one that is resourceful, strong and positive. We come together from across 13 Local Authorities with 13 proud Local House Projects within them. Our founders created CLNM and together with our representatives and champions with run CLNM.

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Nikita

Hi I’m Nikita, a rep from Midlothian House Project and Chair of the North region. I wanted to join and help set up CLNM so more care leavers can get as much support as possible, and to also have the opportunity to meet new people that have similar backgrounds.

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Katie

Hi I’m Katie, I’m a rep from Warwickshire as well as Chair of the South region. The reason why I joined CLNM is to give care leavers a voice and to make young people heard.

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Shawna

Hi I’m Shawna, I am from Wolverhampton House Project and also Vice-Chair of the South region. I wanted to join CLNM to prove to everyone that we are not a stereotype but so much better than that, and to improve the lives of care leavers not just locally but nationally as well.

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Abby

Hey I'm Abby I'm a founder of CLNM and I'm from Stoke and have been part of CLNM for 3 years. The reason I joined was for care leavers to have better future and for changes to happen and to be heard.

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Byron

Hi, I'm Byron  and I’m from Stoke-on-Trent. I have been a part of CLNM for 4 years and have been living in my own flat for 3 years. My goal is to support House Projects and their young people the way they supported me.

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Marshall

Hi all I'm Marshall, I'm a Founder as well as an Apprentice with the National House Project. I'm passionate about the change CLNM can make for both House Projects and the wider scope of young people. I want to support others to share their passions and vocalise their opinion.

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Luke

Hey I'm Luke, I am a Founder of CLNM and have been an Admin Apprentice for The National House Project for over a year now. The reason I wanted to join and help set up CLNM is so that care leavers get the best opportunities in life, and to make sure that their voices are heard.

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Darren

Hi I’m Darren, rep from Midlothian House Project. I wanted to join to be a voice for care leavers and to meet new people.

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Ruby

Hi I'm Ruby, I’m a rep from Rotherham and I joined CLNM because I want to make a difference, help others and want care leavers voices to be heard.

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Sean

Hi I'm Sean, I’m a rep from Fife and I joined CLNM because I see it as a opportunity to be able to meet other young people who have similar backgrounds but also different views on their plans for the near future.

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Sophie

Hi I’m Sophie-Jade, I’m a rep from Rotherham and I joined CLNM because I want to make a difference.

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Josh

Hi everyone I'm Josh, one of the Reps from East Dunbartonshire. The reason I joined CLNM is to ensure all care experienced young people have a voice and that their voice is listened to (I don't dress like this all the time).

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Reece

Hey I’m Reece, I am a rep for Warwickshire. The reason why I joined CLNM is because I feel like I can have an impact towards young people’s views and make their voices heard.

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Natasha

Hey I’m Natasha, rep from Oxford. I wanted to join so that I can help make a difference and try to help change the things that when I was in care I felt like needed to be heard. Also so that we can make sure young people have the best experience whilst going through a hard situation.

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Jodie

Hi I’m Jodie, I’m a rep from the Islington House Project! The reason I became a rep is because I’ve always been passionate about rights and equality for young people!

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Becky

Hi I'm Becky, a rep from Stoke. I wanted to join to help care leavers in Stoke get their voice heard and hopefully make things better for the future generation.

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Beth

Hi I’m Beth, a CLNM rep from Stoke. I wanted to join to make a change to the care leavers stereotype, and to make a difference for upcoming care leavers - to have a more positive experience leaving care.

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Lucy

Hello I’m Lucy, I am a rep from Oxford House Project. I have recently decided to become a rep as I feel my voice is strong & useful when used in the right context. I care for and feel strongly for the rights of all young people who experience similar experiences ❤️.

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Nathan

Hi I’m Nathan, I was previously a rep for CLNM from Warwickshire and have recently been chosen to become a CLNM champion due to my significant contribution to developing the charity over the past 2 years.

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Triniti

Hey I'm Triniti, I’m from Wolverhampton. I have been a part of CLNM for 1 year and have been living in my own flat for a few months now.

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Chantelle

Hi I’m Chantelle, I am a rep from East Dunbartonshire House Project. I haven't been a rep long, not even a month yet but I'm excited to see what we can achieve together.

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Olivia

Hi I’m Olivia, I am a rep from Manchester House Project. I haven't been a rep long, not even a month yet but I'm excited to see what we can achieve together.

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Dean

Hi I’m Dean, I am a rep from Manchester House Project. I haven't been a rep long, not even a month yet but I'm excited to see what we can achieve together.

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Paris

Hi I am Paris and I am a rep from Coventry. I wanted to be a rep because I want to act as a voice for care leavers and to help make sure that care leavers get what they deserve and need.

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Dale

Hi I’m Dale, I am a rep from Coventry House Project. I haven't been a rep long, not even a month yet but I'm excited to see what we can achieve together.