Adam Taylor, a young person from Suffolk 16+ service was chosen to carry the Olympic torch as part of its journey through Christ Church, Winchester on 14 July 2012.
Adam is a looked after child who has been on a full care order since he was ten-years-old. Despite a difficult start in life Adam has remained focused and determined and is now waiting to start university.
Becky Mardellis, Young Person Advisor at Catch22 Suffolk 16+ says:
‘I feel he is an inspiration to other looked after children and is living proof that a background in care does not have to equal a future of under achieving.''
Catch22’s 16+ service in Suffolk provides a comprehensive leaving and after-care service to young people aged 16 to 25-years-old in the county of Suffolk. The aim of the service is to improve the life chances of young people living in and leaving care and to delay young people’s discharge from care until they are prepared and ready to leave.
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