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Borough’s first children in care awards showcased ‘incredible achievements’

PUBLISHED: 11:36 28 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:36 28 July 2017

Event organiser Anita Stewart, assistant head of Havering Virtual School and co-hosts care leavers Olivia Freeman and Daniel Ajiboye. Picture: Mark Sepple

Event organiser Anita Stewart, assistant head of Havering Virtual School and co-hosts care leavers Olivia Freeman and Daniel Ajiboye. Picture: Mark Sepple

Mark Sepple

Hundreds of guests were invited to enjoy the first ever Children in Care and Care Leavers Awards.

The event, organised by Havering Council, was attended by children in care, care leavers and foster carers.

It was a night to celebrate the academic, aspirational and personal achievements of young people who have been or are in care.

“A night at the Oscars” was the glamorous theme for the event which was held at the City Pavilion, Collier Row, last Thursday.

Not only were people presented with awards, there were song and dance performances from some of Havering’s children in care and care leavers, as well as dance pupils from Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College.

Cabinet member for children and learning services Councillor Robert Benham said: “By launching the awards, it showcases the incredible accomplishments achieved by Havering Children in care and care leavers.”

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