A young care leaver holds a precious object
Contemporary Stories of Life in Care

Contemporary Stories of Life in Care

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
04 Mar 2014 — 18 Dec 2016
  • Artists’ Projects
In this audio exhibition, 14-21 year-olds shared their experiences of growing up in care.

The stories of young people in care today were themed to sit alongside objects in the Introductory Gallery, comparing social care in the past with the present. Visitors could scan QR codes on the labels of selected works with their smartphone in order to hear the audio recordings. Each track examined different aspects of life in the care system, from arriving at care homes to running away from them, the stigma attached to growing up in care and the difficulties of moving on to independent living.

Click on the audio files below to hear their stories.