Jonny is a 32 year old care leaver. He has three children and was a social worker in Scarborough in North Yorkshire until July 2017 when he left to manage a Leaving Care Team.
Jonny helped to set up the charity A National Voice when he was 18 and was a trustee of the charity and chair for 8 years until it became a part of Coram Voice in 2017.
Between 2003 and 2013, Jonny was a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children. From 2011 and 2013 he was a member of the Social Work Reform Board which worked to change Social Work and develop the College of Social Work.
Jonny continues to advocate for and with young people in and leaving care. He was presented with an award by Tony Blair in 2005 for his work with young people; received a “Making a difference” award by North Yorkshire County Council; was named in the 2009 “who’s who” of Britain’s youngest directors and in 2016 was a finalist in the Social Worker of the Year Awards.
Social Workers order directly from Comfort Cases UK to give to young people moving around the foster care system.
"A" orders from us regularly and we are delighted to hear that she has integrated Comfort Cases into her new staff training.
Every child deserves dignity and respect when moving home.
A child in care is still a child.
Rosie Wainwright is one of Comfort Cases UK's ambassadors - listen to why she thinks Comfort Cases are
so badly needed.
Nick Barwick is director of Insight Wellbeing Services in Leicester.
Nick spent several years in the foster care system and wants to help eliminate the use of bin bags.
Please have a listen as he explains why he thinks Comfort Cases are so important.
You can also have a look at his website here:
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