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Sam Turner

Policy and Participation Manager - Become
Sam (he/him) is the Policy and Participation Manager at Become, the national charity for children in care and young care leavers. Sam manages the organisation’s policy, research and participation activity which seeks to create opportunities for care-experienced young people to share their views directly with decision makers to improve policy and practice – in ways which are both meaningful and safe. It also aims to support care-experienced young people to become decision makers themselves and challenge the systems and structures which can act to deny them a role in designing a better care system. Sam is a proud Geordie and previously worked in widening participation to higher education.