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.
It's national Fostercare Fortnight and one foster mum from Manchester who became a foster carer two years ago, says her only regret is that she didn't do it twenty years ago.
Council's Executive agrees to pilot new scheme to improve outcomes for looked after children and young people
Manchester City Council's Executive today agreed to pilot a brand new scheme to improve outcomes for looked after children and young people whilst saving the Council up to £4.7m over eight years.
This weekend is Mothers' Day, and one Manchester mother knows better than most how important a loving family life is for children and young people.