Youth Voice


In the Let’s Talk Conflict podcast, we’ve teamed up with a group of young Care Experts to share their experiences of the UK care system.

They discuss what needs to change, what they wish they knew when they were in care, and give advice around wellbeing, relationships, and preparing for adulthood. All two seasons are available now.

Thanks to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Kurt and Magda Stern Foundation, Rayne Foundation and Treebeard Trust for funding this project. Thank you to Helena Webb for editing the podcast, and to Eleanor Ngai for designing the cover image.

Most importantly, thank you to Aíne, Alice, Ashley, Evie, George, Jade, Leanne, Shenika, Tiff and Will for sharing your stories and for your passion to create change in the care system.

This podcast is dedicated to Will, who was a big part of the group and who very sadly passed away in July. Will brought such wisdom, insight and humour, and has left a lasting legacy through this podcast.

You can listen now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.


At Leap, one of our strategic priorities is building a culture of co-production. We know that young peoples’ voices and experiences should be at the heart of all of our work, to ensure that our programmes are designed to meet the needs of the diverse group of young people we support.