Welcome to the Lived Experience Platform

We believe the voices of children and young people should be at the center of the decisions affecting them, and have a vision of creating a platform to facilitate peer-to-peer connection and participation of those with lived experience of care in advocacy and care reform. We are at phase 1 of achieving this vision. 

In this pilot phase,  organisations and networks who advocate for and with people with lived experience of care are invited to participate in this space: access learning;  and facilitate access to opportunities for your communities. Learn more below. 

Step 1: Join the discussion

Contribute your views to the following discussions, resources and opportunities by commenting on the posts. Help exchange promising practices, and connect with others on the challenges you’re facing. 

topic Latest Lived Experience Updates
From across the Changemakers community

Step 2: Share participation opportunities and initiatives

Link your lived experience networks into the following opportunities, and help promote participation and solidarity by sharing your own opportunities in the following group space.

Make our voices count | Report from the global survey now available

A big thank you to all those who submitted their views and experiences to the global consultation survey.  Findings from your views and experiences will be taken to the 2021 United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for their Day of General Discussion on children's rights and alternative care!

More than 1000 responses from diverse contexts and countries make up the report. Access the report below now. 

Virtual Gallery |  Life During COVID-19

In 2020, children and young people that they work with to give expression to their thoughts, feelings and experiences of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear what they had to say in this virtual exhibition.

Step 3: Explore & contribute

See our featured resources and events below. Add your questions and comments to the posts. 

Share and Submit your own resources

Complete the form linked below to submit your first resource, blog, opportunity or update!

About Changemakers for Children

Changemakers for Children is a global platform for local changemakers working in children's care. 

We want to ensure this is a safe space for everyone in the community. Read more about our community rules below.