Just Like Our Lives

We worked with the Young Peoples Care Council and Hull University to make this animation. The film communicates how looked after children want to be treated, what can go wrong and how things can be better.

The poem was written with young people in care and animated by My Pockets. It has been screened by the World Health Organisation as part of their Health For All programme and at festivals internationally. The film has also affected real change with the head of children’s services in East Riding pledging to simplify the red tape that can prevent looked after children leading a normal life and having a normal childhood.