A ground-breaking fostering programme which aims to increase the number of looked after children who can benefit from foster care launches this week.
A Manchester teenager is speaking out to encourage people to think about becoming foster carers and attend a special event on Thursday 5 June.
Former foster child, 19 year old Chris Moakes, was the star turn and guest of honour at the annual foster carer awards ceremony held at Manchester Town Hall.
Around 200 young people are set to receive special commendations and awards today at Manchester City Council's annual Achievement Awards for looked after children, young people and care leavers.
A ground-breaking scheme which started as a small pilot scheme in Wythenshawe, Gorton and Longsight two years ago, has now turned round the lives of more than 300 troubled families in Manchester.