Rachel Gardner has been working with young people, youth workers, church leaders and parents for more than two decades and has authored several books, including The Girl De-Construction Project, Cherished and The Dating Dilemma. She is the founder of the Romance Academy (featured in the BBC three-part documentary No Sex Please, We’re Teenagers) and is President of the Girl’s Brigade England and Wales. She is on team at Youthscape and co-leads a youth resourcing church in Blackburn, Lancashire, with her husband Jason. They have two children.
Opening our homes: Can we respond to the plight of UK children in care in the same way as we did for Ukrainian refugees?
Every 15 minutes a child comes into the care system. Here, Director of Partnerships at Youthscape and Ambassador for Home For Good, Rachel Gardner asks how we can all contribute to turning that statistic around so we can say that every 15 minutes a child finds a home.
Rachel Gardner urges us to get over our embarrassment and fear of saying the wrong thing, because we have a vital role in helping to shape young people’s attitudes towards relationships and sex