“ There is no substitute for being able to listen to children and young people talking about their experiences first-hand – you simply can’t put a price on that. ”
Young people from Birmingham Coventry, Derby, Leicester, Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford & Wrekin, Worcestershire and surrounding areas attended the event. Some, like Latisha, 19, who has been in care all her life, attended through Business in the Community's RISE programme.
"I’ve never been to an event like this before – it’s really great for young people to be able to meet MPs and feel like we are genuinely being listened to, that our voices are being heard," she said about the event.