Sam, Liya, Camille from Islington will represent Great Britain at the 2016 Street Child Games.
After participating in the 2014 Street Child World Cup, the team has continued to work to raise awareness of the issues homeless children across the world face.
At the Street Child Games, the team will represent homeless youth and children in care in London, ensuring their voices are heard within a global discussion on the challenges facing the world's growing number of homeless young people.
The team will use their experience and learning at the Street Child Games to provide a continued platform for London youth voices within their community.
Islington Independent Futures
The phenomenon of homeless children and youth is a global issue and ever present in the UK. Government data suggests rough sleeping across England has risen by 55% and the number of young people sleeping rough in London has more than doubled (St Mungo’s research).
Independent Futures works with all young people who have been looked after by Islington (Islington care leavers) aged 16-21 who are in the process of making the transition from the care system to independent living. Independent Futures also continues to work with Islington care leavers after the age of 21 if they are on a planned programme of education or training.