Pan London Compact for Care Leavers - Mentoring
Focus Group Feedback on Mentoring by Care Experienced Young People
Report by Sancia Williams
At the Pan London Children in Care Council event in May 2022, a mixture of 60 young people and participation workers attended a workshop about mentoring. The majority attendees were young people with care experience. This report explores the experience mentoring has on the lives of young people in with care experience and whether it would be beneficial for them to have a mentor in the future and the qualities that mentors need to have.
This report also explores who can be a mentor and what support young people expect to receive from one. From a sample size of 39 young people, we found that 41% of them have not received mentoring and 18% of them were unsure. However, most of the young people said that they would have benefited from mentorship.
The session was facilitated by Louisa Foyle, Sancia Williams, and Zhane Decembre, who are also care experienced young people.
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